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. He governed Libya as the de facto ruler and had many titles such 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 14,721,743 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Muammar Gaddafi is the 103rd most popular politician (up from 110th 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 103 out of 15,710Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Murad IV, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Cleopatra, and Herod the Great. After him are Hirohito, Philip IV of France, Xerxes I, Claudius, George Washington, and Isabella I of Castile.

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

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Among people born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 2 out of 59Before him are Eratosthenes (-276). After him are Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), Mark the Evangelist (10), Aristippus (-434), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), and Pope Victor I (100).


Among politicians born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 1After him are Septimius Severus (145), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Idris of Libya (1889), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Abdurrahim El-Keib (1950), Pedubast I (-900), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Mahmoud Jibril (1952), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), and Mustafa Abdul Jalil (1952).