Muammar Gaddafi

1942 - 2011

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Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (c. 1942 – 20 October 2011) was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist who ruled Libya from 1969 until his assassination by rebel forces in 2011. He first served as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then as the Brotherly Leader of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muammar Gaddafi has received more than 21,291,035 page views. His biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 132 in 2019). Muammar Gaddafi is the 57th most popular politician (up from 70th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Libya and the most popular Libyan Politician.

Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya for more than 40 years. He was overthrown and killed in 2011 during the Libyan Civil War.

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Among politicians, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 57 out of 19,576Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, William IV of the United Kingdom, Peter the Great, James K. Polk, and Sargon of Akkad. After him are Hannibal, Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, and Frederick the Great.

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Among people born in 1942, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 4Before him are Muhammad Ali, Paul McCartney, and Martin Scorsese. After him are Joe Biden, Stephen Hawking, Aretha Franklin, Amitabh Bachchan, Eusébio, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, and Jimi Hendrix. Among people deceased in 2011, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 2Before him is Steve Jobs. After him are Kim Jong-il, Václav Havel, Osama bin Laden, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Peter Falk, Wangari Maathai, and Sócrates.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 2 out of 76Before him are Eratosthenes (-276). After him are Mark the Evangelist (10), Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Pope Victor I (100), and Khalifa Haftar (1943).


Among politicians born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 1After him are Septimius Severus (145), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Idris of Libya (1889), Abdul Ati al-Obeidi (1939), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Pedubast I (-900), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Mustafa Abdul Jalil (1952), and Aguila Saleh Issa (1944).