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Nkosi Johnson

1989 - 2001

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Nkosi Johnson (born Xolani Nkosi; (1989-02-04)4 February 1989 – (2001-06-01)1 June 2001) was a South African child with HIV and AIDS who greatly influenced public perceptions of the pandemic and its effects before his death at the age of 12. He was ranked fifth amongst SABC3's Great South Africans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nkosi Johnson has received more than 461,045 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Nkosi Johnson is the 2,635th most popular religious figure, the 349th most popular biography from South Africa and the 4th most popular South African Religious Figure.

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  • 460k

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  • 20.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Nkosi Johnson ranks 2,635 out of 2,238Before him are Andrew Flintoff, Christian Bäckman, Derek Boogaard, Cole Hamels, Jonathan Ericsson, and Xander Bogaerts. After him are Faf du Plessis, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Helene Olafsen, Greg Searle, Mitchell Johnson, and Lilly Platt.

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Among people born in 1989, Nkosi Johnson ranks 1,252Before him are Demetrius Pinder, Paula Brancati, Masashi Wakasa, Mike Will Made It, Yevgeni Makeyev, and Takuo Ōkubo. After him are Gustav Nyquist, Lu Jingjing, Víctor Ibáñez, Jack Bobridge, Lina Khan, and Inge Janssen. Among people deceased in 2001, Nkosi Johnson ranks 311Before him are Frankie Carle, Waleed al-Shehri, Charlotte Coleman, Tony Miles, Patricia Robertson, and David Rocastle.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nkosi Johnson ranks 349 out of 374Before him are Ryan De Vries (1991), Jacques Freitag (1982), Themba Mnguni (1973), Mmusi Maimane (1980), Hashim Amla (1983), and L. J. van Zyl (1985). After him are Kagisho Dikgacoi (1984), Kevin Pietersen (1980), Faf du Plessis (1984), Teko Modise (1982), Reneilwe Letsholonyane (1982), and Ayakha Melithafa (2002).


Among religious figures born in South Africa, Nkosi Johnson ranks 4Before him are Sarah Baartman (1788), Desmond Tutu (1931), and Wilfrid Napier (1941). After him are Faf du Plessis (1984).