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Patrice Lumumba

1925 - 1961

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Patrice Émery Lumumba (; alternatively styled Patrice Hemery Lumumba; 2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrice Lumumba has received more than 2,676,032 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Patrice Lumumba is the 507th most popular politician (down from 451st 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 507 out of 15,710Before him are Murad V, Feodor I of Russia, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Menes, Gideon, and António Guterres. After him are Geronimo, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Georges Clemenceau, Thutmose I, George II of Great Britain, and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1925, Patrice Lumumba ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, and Paul Newman. After him are Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mikis Theodorakis, and Tony Curtis. Among people deceased in 1961, Patrice Lumumba ranks 5Before him are Ernest Hemingway, Carl Jung, Erwin Schrödinger, and Dag Hammarskjöld. After him are Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Gary Cooper, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, Jules Bordet, Rafael Trujillo, and Emily Greene Balch.

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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 68After him are Mobutu Sese Seko (1930), Laurent-Désiré Kabila (1939), Moïse Tshombe (1919), Denis Mukwege (1955), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), Ota Benga (1883), and Claude Makélélé (1973).

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), Antoine Gizenga (1925), Félix Tshisekedi (1963), Joseph Kabila (1971), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), Sylvestre Ilunga (1947), Cyrille Adoula (1921), and Jean-Pierre Bemba (1962).