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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) was a Congolese politician and military officer who was the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (renamed Zaire early in his rule) from 1965 to 1997. He also served as Chairman of the Organisation of African Unity from 1967 to 1968. During the Congo Crisis, Mobutu, serving as Chief of Staff of the Army and supported by Belgium and the United States, deposed the democratically elected government of nationalist Patrice Lumumba in 1960. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mobutu Sese Seko has received more than 2,901,009 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Mobutu Sese Seko is the 622nd most popular politician (down from 561st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the 2nd most popular Congolese Politician.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 622 out of 15,710. Before him are Nurhaci, Suharto, Vidkun Quisling, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Emperor Jimmu, and Catiline. After him are Valentinian I, Mustafa IV, Enrico Dandolo, Hezekiah, Olav V of Norway, and Franjo Tuđman.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 16Before him are Steve McQueen, Hafez al-Assad, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, and Buzz Aldrin. After him are Salvatore Riina, Gene Hackman, Baudouin of Belgium, Philippe Noiret, Richard Harris, and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Among people deceased in 1997, Mobutu Sese Seko ranks 11Before him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Toshiro Mifune, Gianni Versace, and Victor Vasarely. After him are Roy Lichtenstein, Anton LaVey, Hans Eysenck, Sviatoslav Richter, Paulo Freire, and The Notorious B.I.G..

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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 68. Before him are Patrice Lumumba (1925). After him are Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Denis Mukwege (1955), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), Ota Benga (1883), and Claude Makélélé (1973).

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), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), Sylvestre Ilunga (1947), Cyrille Adoula (1921), and Jean-Pierre Bemba (1962).