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Muammar Gaddafi

1942 - 2011

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Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (Arabic: مُعمّر محمد أبو منيار القذّافي; c. 1942 – 20 October 2011), also known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan politician, revolutionary, and political theorist. He was the de facto leader of Libya from 1969 to 2011, first 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 17,868,450 page views. His biography is available in 132 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 130 in 2019). Muammar Gaddafi is the 71st most popular politician (up from 103rd 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 71 out of 15,577Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Caligula, James K. Polk, Mary I of England, Hillary Clinton, and Huang Xianfan. After him are Ronald Reagan, Frederick the Great, Darius the Great, Murad III, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England.

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Among people born in 1942, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 3Before him are Muhammad Ali and Stephen Hawking. After him are Joe Biden, Aretha Franklin, Martin Scorsese, Amitabh Bachchan, Hu Jintao, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, and Harrison Ford. Among people deceased in 2011, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 2Before him is Steve Jobs. After him are Kim Jong-il, Osama bin Laden, Václav Havel, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, and Svetlana Alliluyeva.

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Among people born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 2 out of 64Before him are Eratosthenes (-276). After him are Mark the Evangelist (10), Arius (256), Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), and Carneades (-214).


Among politicians born in Libya, Muammar Gaddafi ranks 1After him are Septimius Severus (145), Idris of Libya (1889), Simon of Cyrene (-100), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Pedubast I (-900), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (1972), Aguila Saleh Issa (1944), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), and Hodierna of Jerusalem (1110).