Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev (Russian: Нурсултан Абишевич Назарбаев; Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев, Nūrsūltan Äbışūly Nazarbaev, pronounced [nʊɾsʊɫˈtɑn æbɪ̞ɕʊˈlɯ nɑzɑɾˈbɑjev]; born 6 July 1940) is a Kazakh politician and military officer who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, from the country’s independence in 1991 until his formal resignation in 2019, and as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2022. He held the special title of Elbasy (meaning "Leader of the Nation", Kazakh pronunciation: [jelˈbasɯ]) from 2010 to 2022. Nazarbayev was one of the longest-ruling non-royal leaders in the world, having led Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, excluding chairmanship in the Security Council after the end of his presidency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nursultan Nazarbayev has received more than 3,958,267 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Nursultan Nazarbayev is the 539th most popular politician (down from 266th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Kazakhstan and the 2nd most popular Kazakhstani Politician.

Nursultan Nazarbayev is the president of Kazakhstan. He is most famous for his role in the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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  • 5.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among politicians, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 539 out of 19,576Before him are Umberto II of Italy, Philip V of France, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Agrippina the Younger, Ertuğrul, and Theodosius II. After him are Abd al-Rahman III, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Pertinax, Franz von Papen, John II of France, and Charles the Simple.

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Among people born in 1940, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 12Before him are Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, and Ringo Starr. After him are J. M. G. Le Clézio, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Frank Zappa, Wangari Maathai, and Gao Xingjian.

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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 2 out of 193Before him are Tomyris (-600). After him are Ahmad Yasawi (1103), Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Abai Qunanbaiuly (1845), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), and Tughlugh Timur (1329).

Among POLITICIANS In Kazakhstan

Among politicians born in Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 2Before him are Tomyris (-600). After him are Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Tughlugh Timur (1329), Edigu (1352), Ablai Khan (1711), and Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (1952).