Paul Biya

1933 - Today

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Paul Biya (born Paul Barthélemy Biya'a bi Mvondo; February 13, 1933) is a Cameroonian politician who is the second president of Cameroon since November 6, 1982, having previously been the prime minister of Cameroon from 1975 to 1982. He is the second-longest-ruling president in Africa, the longest consecutively serving current non-royal national leader in the world and the oldest head of state in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Biya has received more than 2,241,607 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Paul Biya is the 1,605th most popular politician (down from 1,498th in 2019), the most popular biography from Cameroon and the most popular Cameroonian Politician.

Paul Biya is most famous for being the president of Cameroon since 1982. He has been accused of corruption and human rights violations.

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Among politicians, Paul Biya ranks 1,605 out of 19,576Before him are Baasha of Israel, Mentuhotep II, David Duke, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, William II, Prince of Orange, and Hans Fritzsche. After him are Albert II, Duke of Austria, Constantius III, Louis the Child, Hostilian, Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, and Denis Sassou Nguesso.

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Among people born in 1933, Paul Biya ranks 28Before him are Mako, Elinor Ostrom, Francisco Gento, Arno Allan Penzias, Jayne Mansfield, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After him are Paul J. Crutzen, Abolhassan Banisadr, Bernardo Provenzano, Kim Novak, Quincy Jones, and Costa-Gavras.

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In Cameroon

Among people born in Cameroon, Paul Biya ranks 1 out of 156After him are Roger Milla (1952), Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696), Samuel Eto'o (1981), Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Issa Hayatou (1946), Manu Dibango (1933), Thomas N'Kono (1956), André Onana (1996), Patrick M'Boma (1970), Marc-Vivien Foé (1975), and Achille Mbembe (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In Cameroon

Among politicians born in Cameroon, Paul Biya ranks 1After him are Ahmadou Ahidjo (1924), Issa Hayatou (1946), Joseph Ngute (1954), Philémon Yang (1947), Ephraïm Inoni (1947), and Ferdinand Oyono (1929).