Manute Bol

1962 - 2010

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Manute Bol ( mə-NOOT BOWL; d. June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-American professional basketball player and political activist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manute Bol has received more than 10,159,022 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Manute Bol is the 43rd most popular basketball player (down from 42nd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Sudan (up from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Sudanese Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among basketball players, Manute Bol ranks 43 out of 1,757Before him are Anatoli Polivoda, Bob Pettit, Charles Barkley, Toni Kukoč, Bogdan Tanjević, and Moses Malone. After him are Stephen Curry, Yao Ming, Rick Barry, Red Auerbach, Cēzars Ozers, and Isiah Thomas.

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Among people born in 1962, Manute Bol ranks 105Before him are Danny Huston, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Galina Chistyakova, Cary Elwes, David Lagercrantz, and Melissa Sue Anderson. After him are Nikolai Denkov, Antti Rinne, Manuel Amoros, Julio Salinas, Edvard Moser, and Paula Abdul. Among people deceased in 2010, Manute Bol ranks 134Before him are Alain Corneau, Anna Walentynowicz, Giuseppe Taddei, Jill Clayburgh, Paul Augustin Mayer, and Per Oscarsson. After him are Tony Judt, Shmuel Eisenstadt, Hajo Herrmann, Pernell Roberts, Abraham Sutzkever, and Leonid Kizim.

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In Sudan

Among people born in Sudan, Manute Bol ranks 14 out of 38Before him are Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), Tayeb Salih (1929), and Ibrahim Abboud (1900). After him are Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdalla Hamdok (1956), Mahmoud Mohammed Taha (1909), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), and Ahmed al-Mirghani (1941).


Among basketball players born in Sudan, Manute Bol ranks 1After him are Bol Bol (1999).