Mohamed Bouazizi

1984 - 2011

Mohamed Bouazizi

Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (Arabic: طارق الطيب محمد البوعزيزي‎, romanized: Ṭāriq aṭ-Ṭayib Muḥammad al-Būʿazīzī; 29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, which became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring against autocratic regimes. His self-immolation was in response to the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation inflicted on him by a municipal official and her aides. Simmering public anger and sporadic violence intensified following Bouazizi's death, leading the then-president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down on 14 January 2011, after 23 years in power. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Bouazizi has received more than 789,866 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 373rd most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks 372 out of 426Before him are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Jan Egeland, Ela Bhatt, Aaron Swartz, Phyllis Schlafly, and Dieudonné M'bala M'bala. After him are Akira Amano, Aed Carabao, William Smith O'Brien, Aminatou Haidar, Ella Baker, and Veerappan.

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Among people born in 1984, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks 115Before him are Vitaly Petrov, Carlos Kameni, Wouter Weylandt, Jena Malone, Maxi Pereira, and Yoon Eun-hye. After him are Prince Félix of Luxembourg, Jean Beausejour, Giampaolo Pazzini, Sasha Vujačić, Chiaki Kuriyama, and Passenger. Among people deceased in 2011, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks 300Before him are David Bedford, Pavol Demitra, Wouter Weylandt, Kjell Johansson, Nusrat Bhutto, and Roberto Lippi. After him are Gary Speed, Betty Garrett, Matti Yrjänä Joensuu, Brian Jacques, John M. Lounge, and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.

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Among people born in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks 69 out of 115Before him are Tarak Dhiab (1954), Philippe Séguin (1943), Hatem Trabelsi (1977), Ziad Tlemçani (1963), Mohamed Brahmi (1955), and Silvan Shalom (1958). After him are Chokri Belaid (1964), Youssef Rzouga (1957), Mehdi Jomaa (1962), Ali Boumnijel (1966), Aymen Abdennour (1989), and Dhafer Youssef (1967).


Among social activists born in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks 1

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