Melchior Ndadaye

1953 - 1993

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Melchior Ndadaye (March 28, 1953 – October 21, 1993) was a Burundian intellectual and politician. He was the first democratically elected and first Hutu president of Burundi after winning the landmark 1993 election. Though he moved to attempt to smooth the country's bitter ethnic divide, his reforms antagonised soldiers in the Tutsi-dominated army, and he was assassinated amidst a failed military coup in October 1993, after only three months in office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melchior Ndadaye has received more than 163,193 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Melchior Ndadaye is the 11,806th most popular politician (up from 11,942nd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Rwanda (down from 8th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Rwandan Politician.

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Among politicians, Melchior Ndadaye ranks 11,806 out of 15,710Before him are Manny Mori, Youcef Yousfi, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, Calixto García, Omayra Sánchez, and Dénes Berinkey. After him are Tomás Villalba, Benjamin Butler, Daouda Malam Wanké, Marvin Hart, Jüri Jaakson, and Anselmo Alliegro y Milá.

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Among people born in 1953, Melchior Ndadaye ranks 203Before him are Robert Picardo, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Tōru Furuya, Gernot Rohr, Robert Zoellick, and Ho Ching. After him are Norberto Alonso, Charles Martin Smith, Pavel Vinogradov, José Bové, Norman Finkelstein, and Alex Van Halen. Among people deceased in 1993, Melchior Ndadaye ranks 156Before him are Friedrich Dickel, Andrée Brunet, Lester del Rey, Alexander Mackendrick, Rudolf Wetzer, and Hédi Amara Nouira. After him are Hans Werner Richter, Axel von dem Bussche, Janet Margolin, Mirza Ibrahimov, Mario Genta, and Norman Vincent Peale.

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Among people born in Rwanda, Melchior Ndadaye ranks 11 out of 17Before him are Agathe Uwilingiyimana (1953), Paul Rusesabagina (1954), Kigeli V of Rwanda (1936), Pasteur Bizimungu (1950), Dominique Mbonyumutwa (1921), and Mutara III Rudahigwa (1911). After him are Sylvie Kinigi (1952), Augustin Bizimungu (1952), Kizito Mihigo (1981), Ncuti Gatwa (1992), Bernard Makuza (1961), and Édouard Ngirente (1973).


Among politicians born in Rwanda, Melchior Ndadaye ranks 9Before him are Grégoire Kayibanda (1924), Agathe Uwilingiyimana (1953), Kigeli V of Rwanda (1936), Pasteur Bizimungu (1950), Dominique Mbonyumutwa (1921), and Mutara III Rudahigwa (1911). After him are Sylvie Kinigi (1952), Bernard Makuza (1961), and Édouard Ngirente (1973).