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Mzilikazi Moselekatse, Khumalo (c. 1790 – 9 September 1868) was a Southern African king who founded the Mthwakazi Kingdom now known as Matebeleland, in Zimbabwe. His name means "the great river of blood". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mzilikazi has received more than 363,232 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mzilikazi is the 15,686th most popular politician (down from 13,766th in 2019), the 147th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 139th in 2019) and the 44th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Mzilikazi ranks 15,686 out of 15,577Before him are Albert Pahimi Padacké, Charles Colson, Nikolai Stepulov, Raymond Basset, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and Marco Rubio. After him are Afonso Dhlakama, Andrea Chiesa, Juliet Mitchell, Zoran Živković, Peter G. Peterson, and Dunja Mijatović.

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Among people born in 1790, Mzilikazi ranks 50Before him are John Ross, Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, Johann Jakob Heckel, Tommaso Grossi, Francisco Javier de Istúriz y Montero, and Abel P. Upshur. After him is John Eaton. Among people deceased in 1868, Mzilikazi ranks 62Before him are Júlia Szendrey, George Arnott Walker-Arnott, Joaquín Suárez, Carl Mayet, Laura Secord, and Christian Friedrich Ecklon. After him is Howell Cobb.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Mzilikazi ranks 147 out of 374Before him are Ruth First (1925), Gavin Hood (1963), Peter de Klerk (1935), Lucky Dube (1910), Helen Zille (1951), and Constand Viljoen (1933). After him are Francois Pienaar (1967), Sid James (1913), Yolandi Visser (1984), Candice Swanepoel (1988), Zindzi Mandela (1960), and Eddie Keizan (1944).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Mzilikazi ranks 44Before him are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (1949), Ted Moore (1914), Tom Naudé (1889), Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1928), Ruth First (1925), and Helen Zille (1951). After him are Zindzi Mandela (1960), Ahmed Kathrada (1929), Sol Plaatje (1876), Grace Mugabe (1965), Govan Mbeki (1910), and Thomas François Burgers (1834).