Mohamed Farrah Aidid

1934 - 1996

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Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid (Somali: Maxamed Faarax Xasan Caydiid; Arabic: محمد فرح حسن عيديد‎; 15 December 1934 – 2 August 1996) was a Somali former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance (SNA). Along with other armed opposition groups, he succeeded in overthrowing and exiling President Mohamed Siad Barre's socialist and communist regime from Somalia during the Somali Civil War that broke out in the early 1990s. In 1992, Aidid attacked United Nations troops, causing him to be named the world’s first Wanted Man of the Unified Task Force. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed Farrah Aidid has received more than 1,676,084 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Mohamed Farrah Aidid is the 3,001st most popular politician (up from 3,728th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Somalia (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Somali Politician.

Mohamed Farrah Aidid is most famous for being the Somali warlord who led the Somali National Alliance in the Somali Civil War.

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Among politicians, Mohamed Farrah Aidid ranks 3,001 out of 15,710Before him are Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Tiberius Gemellus, Andreas Papandreou, Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Userkare, and Dred Scott. After him are Berenice III of Egypt, Felipe González, Pekah, Adélaïde of France, Joko Widodo, and Francis, Count of Vendôme.

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Among people born in 1934, Mohamed Farrah Aidid ranks 49Before him are Niklaus Wirth, Stanislav Shushkevich, John L. Hall, Louise Fletcher, Jan Švankmajer, and Eduard Khil. After him are John Surtees, Jonas Savimbi, David J. Thouless, Giovanni Battista Re, Alfred Schnittke, and Wole Soyinka. Among people deceased in 1996, Mohamed Farrah Aidid ranks 31Before him are Solomon Asch, Gladwyn Jebb, René Clément, Abdus Salam, Joan Clarke, and Andreas Papandreou. After him are Marcel Carné, Ademir de Menezes, Claudette Colbert, P. L. Travers, Timothy Leary, and Helmut Schön.

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In Somalia

Among people born in Somalia, Mohamed Farrah Aidid ranks 3 out of 39Before him are Siad Barre (1919) and Waris Dirie (1965). After him are Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (1506), Hassan Gouled Aptidon (1916), Iman (1955), Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (1934), Nur Hassan Hussein (1937), Aden Adde (1908), Ali Mahdi Muhammad (1939), Hassan Ali Khayre (1968), and Abdirashid Shermarke (1919).

Among POLITICIANS In Somalia

Among politicians born in Somalia, Mohamed Farrah Aidid ranks 2Before him are Siad Barre (1919). After him are Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (1506), Hassan Gouled Aptidon (1916), Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (1934), Nur Hassan Hussein (1937), Aden Adde (1908), Ali Mahdi Muhammad (1939), Hassan Ali Khayre (1968), Abdirashid Shermarke (1919), Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (1955), and Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (1962).