Kwame Nkrumah

1909 - 1972

Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.After twelve years abroad pursuing higher education, developing his political philosophy and organizing with other diasporic pan-Africanists, Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast to begin his political career as an advocate of national independence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kwame Nkrumah has received more than 2,273,064 page views. His biography is available in 117 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,076th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Kwame Nkrumah ranks 1,071 out of 14,801Before him are Galla Placidia, Taejong of Joseon, Sargon II, Nur ad-Din, Béla III of Hungary, and Isabel Martínez de Perón. After him are Valdemar IV of Denmark, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Chlothar II, Abdullah I of Jordan, Camille Desmoulins, and Anton Drexler.

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Among people born in 1909, Kwame Nkrumah ranks 10Before him are Simone Weil, Andrei Gromyko, Stepan Bandera, Peter Drucker, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and U Thant. After him are Elia Kazan, Mohammed V of Morocco, Osamu Dazai, Victor Borge, Nicholas Winton, and Isaiah Berlin. Among people deceased in 1972, Kwame Nkrumah ranks 12Before him are Ezra Pound, Frederick IX of Denmark, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Igor Sikorsky, and Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi. After him are Franz Halder, Paul Hausser, Paul-Henri Spaak, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Erhard Milch, and Talal of Jordan.

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In Ghana

Among people born in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah ranks 2 out of 84Before him are Kofi Annan (1938). After him are Marcel Desailly (1968), Abedi Pele (1964), John Kufuor (1938), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), John Atta Mills (1944), Peter Turkson (1948), Jerry Rawlings (1947), Peter Mensah (1959), Michael Essien (1982), and William Boyd (1952).


Among politicians born in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah ranks 1After him are John Kufuor (1938), Nana Akufo-Addo (1944), John Atta Mills (1944), Jerry Rawlings (1947), Joseph Arthur Ankrah (1915), Hilla Limann (1934), Fred Akuffo (1937), John Mahama (1958), Ignatius Kutu Acheampong (1931), and Akwasi Afrifa (1936).

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