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Kofi Annan

1938 - 2018

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Kofi Atta Annan (; 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018) was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela.Annan studied economics at Macalester College, international relations at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and management at MIT. Annan joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organization's Geneva office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kofi Annan has received more than 4,633,395 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia. Kofi Annan is the 2nd most popular diplomat, the most popular biography from Ghana and the most popular Ghanaian Diplomat.

Kofi Annan is most famous for serving as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work with the United Nations.

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Among DIPLOMATS

Among diplomats, Kofi Annan ranks 2 out of 51Before him are Pocahontas. After him are Gaius Marius, Ban Ki-moon, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, John Jay, Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, and Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1938, Kofi Annan ranks 1After him are Juan Carlos I of Spain, Romy Schneider, Beatrix of the Netherlands, Claudia Cardinale, Rudolf Nureyev, Adriano Celentano, Jon Voight, Queen Sofía of Spain, Farah Pahlavi, Christopher Lloyd, and Nico. Among people deceased in 2018, Kofi Annan ranks 3Before him are Stephen Hawking and George H. W. Bush. After him are Ingvar Kamprad, Stan Lee, Charles Aznavour, Montserrat Caballé, Miloš Forman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Aretha Franklin, Amos Oz, and Isao Takahata.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Kofi Annan ranks 1 out of 107After him are Kwame Nkrumah (1909), Marcel Desailly (1968), Abedi Pele (1964), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), John Kufuor (1938), Peter Turkson (1948), Jerry Rawlings (1947), John Atta Mills (1944), and William Boyd (1952).

Among DIPLOMATS In Ghana

Among diplomats born in Ghana, Kofi Annan ranks 1

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