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Mohammed Daoud Khan

1909 - 1978

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Mohammed Daoud Khan (Pashto: محمد داود خان‎), also romanized as Daud Khan or Dawood Khan (18 July 1909 – 28 April 1978), was an Afghan politician and general who served as Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1953 to 1963 and, as leader of the 1973 Afghan coup d'état which overthrew the monarchy, became the first President of Afghanistan in 1973, establishing an autocratic one-party system. Born into the Afghan royal family, Khan started as a provincial governor and later a military commander before being appointed as Prime Minister by his cousin, King Mohammed Zahir Shah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammed Daoud Khan has received more than 963,696 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Mohammed Daoud Khan is the 1,871st most popular politician (up from 2,083rd in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 15th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Afghan Politician.

Mohammed Daoud Khan was a military general and politician who served as President of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1978. He seized power in a bloodless coup d'état on July 17, 1973, overthrowing the monarchy of King Zahir Shah, and establishing a republic with himself as president.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Mohammed Daoud Khan ranks 1,871 out of 15,710Before him are Hotepsekhemwy, Tiglath-Pileser I, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Julia Drusilla, and Michael the Brave. After him are Francis, Duke of Anjou, Dihya, Sima Zhao, Otto Strasser, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and Afonso II of Portugal.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1909, Mohammed Daoud Khan ranks 20Before him are Li Xiannian, Benny Goodman, Isaiah Berlin, Mohammed V of Morocco, Ernst Gombrich, and Victor Borge. After him are Talal of Jordan, Nicholas Winton, Carmen Miranda, John Fante, Fred Perry, and Marinus van der Lubbe. Among people deceased in 1978, Mohammed Daoud Khan ranks 24Before him are Jim Jones, Hasso von Manteuffel, Willy Messerschmitt, Kurt Student, Harold Lasswell, and Harry Martinson. After him are Ronnie Peterson, Ed Wood, Houari Boumédiène, Norman Rockwell, Jomo Kenyatta, and Vincent du Vigneaud.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan ranks 14 out of 108Before him are Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), and Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Alp-Tegin (963).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan ranks 9Before him are Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), and Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), and Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438).