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Lobengula Khumalo (c. 1845 – c. 1894) was the second and last official king of the Northern Ndebele people (historically called Matabele in English). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lobengula has received more than 352,497 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Lobengula is the 14,341st most popular politician (down from 12,799th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Zimbabwe (down from 12th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Zimbabwean Politician.

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Among politicians, Lobengula ranks 14,341 out of 15,577Before him are James Brady, Victor Duruy, Celso Amorim, Jacques Parizeau, Joseph Muscat, and Pybba of Mercia. After him are Gianni De Michelis, Max Schöne, Paddy Ashdown, Volodymyr Groysman, Serapio Calderón, and Christian Albrecht Bluhme.

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Among people born in 1845, Lobengula ranks 82Before him are Sámuel Teleki, Antonin Mercié, William Christie, Franz Ehrle, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, and Edward Douglass White. After him are John Sparrow David Thompson, Archibald Sayce, Herbert Giles, Johan Henrik Deuntzer, Juan Bautista Egusquiza, and Nikolaos Deligiannis. Among people deceased in 1894, Lobengula ranks 76Before him are Brian Houghton Hodgson, Emilio Arrieta, Alphons Czibulka, Victor Duruy, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, and Kitamura Tokoku. After him are George Inness, John Sparrow David Thompson, Remigio Morales Bermúdez, Svend Foyn, R. M. Ballantyne, and José Eugenio Ellauri.

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In Zimbabwe

Among people born in Zimbabwe, Lobengula ranks 13 out of 38Before him are John Love (1924), Alexander McCall Smith (1948), Rupiah Banda (1937), Morgan Tsvangirai (1952), Paula Hawkins (1972), and Joshua Nkomo (1917). After him are Tsitsi Dangarembga (1959), Abel Muzorewa (1925), Phelekezela Mphoko (1940), Roy Welensky (1907), Mario Frangoulis (1967), and Alex Callinicos (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In Zimbabwe

Among politicians born in Zimbabwe, Lobengula ranks 9Before him are Ian Smith (1919), Canaan Banana (1936), Albert Lutuli (1898), Rupiah Banda (1937), Morgan Tsvangirai (1952), and Joshua Nkomo (1917). After him are Abel Muzorewa (1925), Phelekezela Mphoko (1940), and Roy Welensky (1907).