Mengistu Haile Mariam

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Mengistu Haile Mariam

Mengistu Haile Mariam (Amharic: መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም, pronounced [mənɡɨstu haɪlə marjam]; born 21 May 1937) is an Ethiopian soldier and politician who was the leader of Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991 and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ethiopia from 1984 to 1991. He was the chairman of the Derg, the socialist military junta that governed Ethiopia, from 1977–87, and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (PDRE) from 1987–91. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mengistu Haile Mariam has received more than 940,929 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,512th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mengistu Haile Mariam ranks 1,503 out of 14,801Before him are John Kerry, Louis, Prince of Condé, Maria I of Portugal, Mahmud of Ghazni, Jamukha, and Catherine Cornaro. After him are Suleyman Shah, Djer, An Lushan, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Shepseskaf, and Walter Schellenberg.

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Among people born in 1937, Mengistu Haile Mariam ranks 20Before him are Renzo Piano, Vanessa Redgrave, Martti Ahtisaari, Madeleine Albright, Ahmed Yassin, and Queen Paola of Belgium. After him are Gordon Banks, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Philip Glass, Egon Krenz, and Juvénal Habyarimana.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Mengistu Haile Mariam ranks 3 out of 60Before him are Haile Selassie (1892) and Abebe Bikila (1932). After him are Menelik II (1844), Siad Barre (1919), Onuphrius (320), Zewditu (1876), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Meles Zenawi (1955), and Moses the Black (332).