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Samora Machel

1933 - 1986

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Samora Moisés Machel (29 September 1933 – 19 October 1986) was a Mozambican military commander and political leader. A socialist in the tradition of Marxism–Leninism, he served as the first President of Mozambique from the country's independence in 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samora Machel has received more than 1,073,730 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Samora Machel is the 2,798th most popular politician (down from 2,527th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Mozambique (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Mozambican Politician.

Samora Machel was a Mozambican politician and revolutionary who served as the first president of Mozambique. He led the country to independence from Portugal in 1975 and served as president until his death in 1986.

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Among politicians, Samora Machel ranks 2,798 out of 15,577Before him are Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Basiliscus, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Fatma Sultan, and Stefan Löfven. After him are Ptolemy XI Alexander II, Heinrich Lübke, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Antonín Novotný, Gotse Delchev, and Anna Leopoldovna.

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Among people born in 1933, Samora Machel ranks 47Before him are Gene Wilder, Quincy Jones, Jerzy Grotowski, Paul J. Crutzen, Richard R. Ernst, and Jayne Mansfield. After him are Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, John Gurdon, Horst Buchholz, Willie Nelson, Jeremy Brett, and Bobby Robson. Among people deceased in 1986, Samora Machel ranks 34Before him are Chiune Sugihara, Jaroslav Seifert, Minoru Yamasaki, Georges Dumézil, L. Ron Hubbard, and Leonid Kantorovich. After him are Stanley Rous, Lê Duẩn, James Cagney, Robert S. Mulliken, Vincente Minnelli, and Otto Preminger.

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In Mozambique

Among people born in Mozambique, Samora Machel ranks 4 out of 34Before him are Eusébio (1942), Yasuke (1530), and Carlos Queiroz (1953). After him are Alexandre José Maria dos Santos (1924), Joaquim Chissano (1939), Graça Machel (1945), Armando Guebuza (1943), Mário Coluna (1935), Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho (1936), Eduardo Mondlane (1920), and Filipe Nyusi (1959).

Among POLITICIANS In Mozambique

Among politicians born in Mozambique, Samora Machel ranks 1After him are Joaquim Chissano (1939), Graça Machel (1945), Armando Guebuza (1943), Eduardo Mondlane (1920), Filipe Nyusi (1959), Carlos Agostinho do Rosário (1954), Luísa Diogo (1958), Marcelino dos Santos (1929), Afonso Dhlakama (1953), Pascoal Mocumbi (1941), and Alberto Vaquina (1961).