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Nur Muhammad Taraki

1917 - 1979

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Nur Muhammad Taraki (Pashto: نور محمد ترکی‎; 14 July 1917 – 9 October 1979) was an Afghan revolutionary communist politician, journalist and writer. He was a founding member of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) who served as its General Secretary from 1965 to 1979 and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council from 1978 to 1979. Taraki was born in Nawa, Ghazni Province, and he got his primary and secondary education from district pishin currently in Balochistan Pakistan graduated from Kabul University, after which he started his political career as a journalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nur Muhammad Taraki has received more than 782,252 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Nur Muhammad Taraki is the 2,511th most popular politician (down from 1,861st in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 21st in 2019) and the 13th most popular Afghan Politician.

Nur Muhammad Taraki was a communist leader who was the President of Afghanistan from 1978 to 1979. He was the leader of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, but he was overthrown and assassinated by Hafizullah Amin.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 2,511 out of 19,576Before him are Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Greg Abbott, Emperor Ling of Han, James E. Webb, Juscelino Kubitschek, and Petronilla of Aragon. After him are Rugila, Jorge Sampaio, Auguste Beernaert, Fumimaro Konoe, Milovan Đilas, and Agostinho Neto.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1917, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 29Before him are Zsa Zsa Gabor, Robert Mitchum, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Óscar Romero, Bourvil, and Robert Burns Woodward. After him are Rochus Misch, Sven Hassel, Tove Ditlevsen, Dizzy Gillespie, John B. Calhoun, and John Lee Hooker. Among people deceased in 1979, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 27Before him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Nadia Boulanger, Sid Vicious, Werner Forssmann, Bertil Ohlin, and Robert Burns Woodward. After him are Agostinho Neto, Reinhard Gehlen, Wilhelm Bittrich, Rachele Mussolini, Mary Pickford, and Otto Robert Frisch.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 20 out of 177Before him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Amanullah Khan (1892), Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450). After him are Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Nur Jahan (1577), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Ibrahim ibn Adham (718).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 13Before him are Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Amanullah Khan (1892), Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), and Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909). After him are Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), and Mohammed Omar (1962).