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Oliver Tambo

1917 - 1993

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Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (27 October 1917 – 24 April 1993) was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Tambo has received more than 1,209,401 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Oliver Tambo is the 12,620th most popular politician (down from 9,502nd in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 49th in 2019) and the 28th most popular South African Politician.

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Among politicians, Oliver Tambo ranks 12,620 out of 15,577Before him are King Ding of Zhou, Helena, Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, Riek Machar, John Spata, and John Abbott. After him are Publius Rutilius Lupus, Nasr I, Marcel Pilet-Golaz, Alexander Rueb, José Serra, and Henri François d'Aguesseau.

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Among people born in 1917, Oliver Tambo ranks 190Before him are M. G. Ramachandran, Gloria Fuertes, Mouloud Mammeri, Jacqueline Auriol, Adolfo Consolini, and Ossie Davis. After him are Minoru Chiaki, I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Otto Glória, Lev Kerbel, Isuzu Yamada, and Fadwa Tuqan. Among people deceased in 1993, Oliver Tambo ranks 152Before him are Moses Gunn, Giuseppe Occhialini, Béla Sárosi, Gordon Douglas, Mieczysław Horszowski, and Janet Margolin. After him are Hédi Amara Nouira, Karl Mai, Friedrich Dickel, Đuro Kurepa, Alexander Mackendrick, and Anne Shirley.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Oliver Tambo ranks 79 out of 374Before him are Piet Retief (1780), Laurens van der Post (1906), Cecil Kellaway (1890), Evelyn Mase (1922), Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868), and Deon Meyer (1958). After him are Walter Sisulu (1912), Alan Paton (1903), Gary Player (1935), Claude Chevalley (1909), Chris Hani (1942), and Max Gluckman (1911).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Oliver Tambo ranks 28Before him are Piet Joubert (1834), J. B. M. Hertzog (1866), Marthinus Wessel Pretorius (1819), J. G. Strijdom (1893), Nico Diederichs (1903), and Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868). After him are Walter Sisulu (1912), Chris Hani (1942), Jan de Klerk (1903), Mpande kaSenzangakhona (1798), Helen Suzman (1917), and Goodwill Zwelithini (1948).