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Mobutu Sese Seko

1930 - 1997

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Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu wa za Banga ( ; born Joseph-Désiré Mobutu; 14 October 1930 – 7 September 1997), often shortened to Mobutu Sese Seko or Mobutu and also known by his initials MSS, was a Congolese politician and military officer who was the 1st and only President of Zaire from 1971 to 1997. Previously, Mobutu served as the 2nd President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1965 to 1971. He also served as the 5th Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity from 1967 to 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mobutu Sese Seko has received more than 5,041,451 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Mobutu Sese Seko is the 563rd most popular politician (up from 577th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the 2nd most popular Congolese Politician.

Mobutu Sese Seko was the president of Zaire from 1965 to 1997. He is most famous for his corruption and his dictatorial rule.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 563 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Gaozu of Han, Peter II of Russia, Frederick William IV of Prussia, Nebuchadnezzar I, Oscar I of Sweden, and George I of Greece. After him are Ahmose I, Eduard Shevardnadze, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Oscar II of Sweden, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Kim Dae-jung.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 13Before him are Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, George Soros, Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, and Jean-Luc Godard. After him are Hafez al-Assad, Baudouin of Belgium, Steve McQueen, Buzz Aldrin, Salvatore Riina, and Pete Conrad. Among people deceased in 1997, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 8Before him are Deng Xiaoping, James Stewart, Diana, Princess of Wales, Jacques Cousteau, Viktor Frankl, and Jeanne Calment. After him are Toshiro Mifune, Victor Vasarely, Gianni Versace, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Paulo Freire, and Melvin Calvin.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 2 out of 107Before him are Patrice Lumumba (1925). After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Denis Mukwege (1955), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Claude Makélélé (1973), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), and Papa Wemba (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among politicians born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 2Before him are Patrice Lumumba (1925). After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), Joseph Iléo (1921), Sylvestre Ilunga (1947), and Jean-Pierre Bemba (1962).