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Patrice Lumumba

1925 - 1961

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Patrice Émery Lumumba ( ; 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961), born Isaïe Tasumbu Tawosa, was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then known as the Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960, following the May 1960 election. He was the leader of the Congolese National Movement (MNC) from 1958 until his execution in January 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrice Lumumba has received more than 4,964,893 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Patrice Lumumba is the 371st most popular politician (up from 542nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo and the most popular Congolese Politician.

Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was assassinated in 1961 and is most famous for being the first democratically elected leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Patrice Lumumba ranks 371 out of 19,576Before him are Erich Honecker, Khafra, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Semiramis, Menachem Begin, and Indira Gandhi. After him are William the Silent, Henry II of England, John III Sobieski, Willy Brandt, Ursula von der Leyen, and Cambyses II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1925, Patrice Lumumba ranks 6Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Gilles Deleuze, Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, and Mahathir Mohamad. Among people deceased in 1961, Patrice Lumumba ranks 4Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, and Erwin Schrödinger. After him are Dag Hammarskjöld, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Emily Greene Balch, Gary Cooper, Percy Williams Bridgman, Jules Bordet, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Mohammed V of Morocco.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba ranks 1 out of 107After him are Mobutu Sese Seko (1930), Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Denis Mukwege (1955), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Claude Makélélé (1973), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), and Papa Wemba (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among politicians born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba ranks 1After him are Mobutu Sese Seko (1930), Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), Joseph Iléo (1921), Sylvestre Ilunga (1947), and Jean-Pierre Bemba (1962).