Nur Muhammad Taraki

1917 - 1979

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Nur Muhammad Taraki (Pashto: نور محمد ترکی‎‎; 14 July 1917 – 8 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 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 512,608 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Nur Muhammad Taraki is the 2,144th most popular politician (up from 2,490th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 18th in 2019) and the 11th 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, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 2,144 out of 15,710Before him are Dési Bouterse, Atossa, Bumin Qaghan, Alexander of Battenberg, Munjong of Joseon, and Géza I of Hungary. After him are Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Ram Nath Kovind, Hedwig of Silesia, Jotham of Judah, Luís I of Portugal, and Abdul Karim.

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Among people born in 1917, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 25Before him are Anthony Burgess, Christian de Duve, Robert Mitchum, Otto Günsche, John Lee Hooker, and Sven Hassel. After him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Rochus Misch, Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Melville, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Mel Ferrer. Among people deceased in 1979, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 20Before him are Hanna Reitsch, Hafizullah Amin, Nelson Rockefeller, Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, and Ludvík Svoboda. After him are Mustafa Barzani, Reinhard Gehlen, Nadia Boulanger, Ernst Chain, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, and Francisco Macías Nguema.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 16 out of 108Before him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), and Babrak Karmal (1929). After him are Amanullah Khan (1892), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), Abu Maʿshar (787), and Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Nur Muhammad Taraki ranks 11Before him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), and Babrak Karmal (1929). After him are Amanullah Khan (1892), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), and Abdur Rahman Khan (1844).