Meles Zenawi

1955 - 2012

Meles Zenawi

Meles Zenawi Asres (Ge'ez: መለስ ዜናዊ ኣስረስ, mäläs zenawi asräs; pronounced [ˈmɛlɛs ˈzɛnawi asrəs] listen , born Legesse Zenawi Asres; 8 May 1955 – 20 August 2012) was an Ethiopian politician who was President of Ethiopia and consecutively served as 8th Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He was the founder of the federalism of modern Ethiopia. After leading the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front to victory in the Ethiopian Civil War, he served as President of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995, then as the 8th Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 to his death in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Meles Zenawi has received more than 600,049 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,709th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 600k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Meles Zenawi ranks 6,667 out of 14,801Before him are Tudor Vladimirescu, Henry I, Margrave of Austria, Jangsu of Goguryeo, Marcello Tegalliano, Princess Margaret of Prussia, and Lucia, Countess of Tripoli. After him are Carlos Antonio López, Yehuda Ashlag, Henry L. Stimson, Conrad I, Count of Auxerre, Publius Vatinius, and John A. Macdonald.

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Among people born in 1955, Meles Zenawi ranks 63Before him are Michael Schenker, Simon Rattle, Adem Jashari, Michael Rooker, Safet Sušić, and Jigme Singye Wangchuck. After him are Valdis Zatlers, Jean Tigana, Al-Waleed bin Talal, Iman, Eddie Van Halen, and Siri Hustvedt. Among people deceased in 2012, Meles Zenawi ranks 92Before him are Manuel Fraga, Malam Bacai Sanhá, David Kelly, Warda Al-Jazairia, Miljan Miljanić, and Sixten Jernberg. After him are Alfred Schmidt, Félix Miélli Venerando, Iajuddin Ahmed, Vicar, Svetozar Gligorić, and Lefter Küçükandonyadis.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi ranks 11 out of 60Before him are Siad Barre (1919), Onuphrius (320), Zewditu (1876), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946). After him are Moses the Black (332), Negasso Gidada (1943), Ezana of Axum (325), Yohannes IV (1837), Mulatu Teshome (1955), and Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895).

Among POLITICIANS In Ethiopia

Among politicians born in Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi ranks 9Before him are Menelik II (1844), Siad Barre (1919), Zewditu (1876), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), and Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946). After him are Negasso Gidada (1943), Ezana of Axum (325), Yohannes IV (1837), Mulatu Teshome (1955), Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia (1895), and Zara Yaqob (1399).

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