Malietoa Tanumafili II

1913 - 2007

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Malietoa Tanumafili II (4 January 1913 – 11 May 2007), addressed Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II, was the Malietoa, the title of one of Samoa's four paramount chiefs, and the head of state, or O le Ao o le Malo, a position that he held for life, of Samoa from 1962 to 2007. He was co-head of state in 1962 with the tama-a-'aiga Tupua Tamasese Mea'ole and became the sole head of state on 15 April 1963 upon the death of his co-regent. At the time of his death, he was the oldest national leader in the world, and was also the last incumbent president-for-life in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malietoa Tanumafili II has received more than 336,530 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Malietoa Tanumafili II is the 8,968th most popular politician (down from 7,361st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Samoa (down from 1st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Malietoa Tanumafili II ranks 8,968 out of 15,577Before him are Yusuf Akçura, Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria, Alejandro Giammattei, Pepin, Count of Vermandois, Dirk V, Count of Holland, and Dimitar Blagoev. After him are Miguel Miramón, Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Assaracus, Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Nehesy.

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Among people born in 1913, Malietoa Tanumafili II ranks 124Before him are Bill Hewlett, Waldemar de Brito, Mouloud Feraoun, William Tolbert, Eiji Toyoda, and Charles Berlitz. After him are Hajo Herrmann, Edith Pargeter, Eugene Odum, Albert Cossery, Motoo Tatsuhara, and Tadao Horie. Among people deceased in 2007, Malietoa Tanumafili II ranks 126Before him are Benjamin Libet, Dashrath Manjhi, Antonio Aguilar, Michael Jackson, Arawa Kimura, and Lee Hazlewood. After him are Fernando Fernán Gómez, Marais Viljoen, Max Roach, Bo Yibo, François-Xavier Ortoli, and Chris Benoit.

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Among people born in Samoa, Malietoa Tanumafili II ranks 2 out of 7Before him are Va'aletoa Sualauvi II (1947). After him are Tufuga Efi (1938), Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi (1945), David Tua (1972), Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa (1957), and Pua Magasiva (1980).


Among politicians born in Samoa, Malietoa Tanumafili II ranks 2Before him are Va'aletoa Sualauvi II (1947). After him are Tufuga Efi (1938), Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi (1945), and Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa (1957).