Mathieu Kérékou

1933 - 2015

Mathieu Kérékou

Mathieu Kérékou (French pronunciation: ​[ma.tjø ke.ʁe.ku]) (2 September 1933 – 14 October 2015) was a Beninese politician who served as President of Benin from 1972 to 1991 and again from 1996 to 2006. After seizing power in a military coup, he ruled the country for 19 years, for most of that time under an officially Marxist–Leninist ideology, before he was stripped of his powers by the National Conference of 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mathieu Kérékou has received more than 222,496 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,587th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mathieu Kérékou ranks 3,565 out of 14,801Before him are Onjo of Baekje, Isabella de' Medici, Yevgeny Primakov, Jonathan Apphus, Gülnuş Sultan, and Yelü Dashi. After him are William I, Duke of Aquitaine, Pedro Pires, Nobusuke Kishi, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Marie of Prussia, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1933, Mathieu Kérékou ranks 69Before him are Ali Shariati, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Than Shwe, Henri, Count of Paris, and Cormac McCarthy. After him are Walter Kasper, Fouad Mebazaa, Piero Manzoni, Horst Buchholz, David McCallum, and Peter Mansfield. Among people deceased in 2015, Mathieu Kérékou ranks 57Before him are Richard F. Heck, Cynthia Lennon, Faten Hamama, James Horner, Michele Ferrero, and Yevgeny Primakov. After him are Kurt Masur, Maureen O'Hara, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Zhelyu Zhelev, Fatema Mernissi, and Ornette Coleman.

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In Benin

Among people born in Benin, Mathieu Kérékou ranks 2 out of 19Before him are Do-Aklin (1550). After him are Phillis Wheatley (1753), Askia Mohammad I (1443), Bernardin Gantin (1922), Djimon Hounsou (1964), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Angélique Kidjo (1960), Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), and Christophe Soglo (1909).


Among politicians born in Benin, Mathieu Kérékou ranks 2Before him are Do-Aklin (1550). After him are Askia Mohammad I (1443), Thomas Boni Yayi (1951), Hubert Maga (1916), Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin (1917), Sourou-Migan Apithy (1913), Christophe Soglo (1909), Patrice Talon (null), Émile Derlin Zinsou (1918), Paul-Émile de Souza (1930), and Alphonse Alley (1930).

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