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Milton Obote

1925 - 2005

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Apollo Milton Obote (28 December 1925 – 10 October 2005) was a Ugandan politician who led Uganda to independence from British colonial rule in 1962. He served as the second prime minister of Uganda from 1962 to 1966 and later as the second president of Uganda from 1966 to 1971 and from 1980 to 1985. He founded the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) in 1960, which played a key role in securing Uganda's independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milton Obote has received more than 1,555,152 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Milton Obote is the 2,470th most popular politician (up from 2,648th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Uganda (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ugandan Politician.

Milton Obote was the first President of Uganda from 1962 to 1971 and from 1980 to 1985. He is most famous for overthrowing the Kabaka of Buganda, the traditional ruler of the Baganda people, and abolishing the Ugandan monarchy.

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Among politicians, Milton Obote ranks 2,470 out of 15,577Before him are Manuel Godoy, John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier, Abe no Seimei, Pierre Trudeau, and Ezer Weizman. After him are George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Ferdinand Marcos, Weneg, Erich Mielke, Isabella Jagiellon, and Emperor Suzong of Tang.

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Among people born in 1925, Milton Obote ranks 43Before him are Peter Brook, Robert Altman, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Andrea Camilleri, Bert Hellinger, and Ernst Happel. After him are Sam Peckinpah, Oona O'Neill, Luciano Berio, Gerald Durrell, Robert Venturi, and Sibghatullah Mojaddedi. Among people deceased in 2005, Milton Obote ranks 29Before him are Jack Kilby, James Callaghan, Sister Lúcia, Philip Johnson, Ernst Mayr, and Ezer Weizman. After him are George F. Kennan, Maria Schell, Max Schmeling, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, and Joseph Rotblat.

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Among people born in Uganda, Milton Obote ranks 3 out of 44Before him are Idi Amin (1923) and Yoweri Museveni (1944). After him are Tito Okello (1914), Mutesa II of Buganda (1924), Charles Lwanga (1860), Joseph Kony (1961), Yusuf Lule (1912), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Bazilio Olara-Okello (1929), John Akii-Bua (1949), and Apolo Nsibambi (1940).


Among politicians born in Uganda, Milton Obote ranks 3Before him are Idi Amin (1923) and Yoweri Museveni (1944). After him are Tito Okello (1914), Mutesa II of Buganda (1924), Yusuf Lule (1912), Godfrey Binaisa (1920), Apolo Nsibambi (1940), Danny Faure (1962), Ruhakana Rugunda (1947), Paulo Muwanga (1924), and Amama Mbabazi (1949).