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Samori Ture

1830 - 1900

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Samory Toure (c. 1828 – June 2, 1900), also known as Samori Toure, Samory Touré, or Almamy Samore Lafiya Toure, was a Muslim cleric, a military strategist, and the founder and leader of the Wassoulou Empire, an Islamic empire that was in present-day north and south-eastern Guinea and included part of north-eastern Sierra Leone, part of Mali, part of northern Côte d'Ivoire and part of southern Burkina Faso. Samori Ture was a deeply religious Muslim of the Maliki jurisprudence of Sunni Islam. Toure resisted French colonial rule in West Africa from 1882 until his capture in 1898. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samori Ture has received more than 381,137 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Samori Ture is the 5,833rd most popular politician (up from 5,903rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Guinea (up from 7th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Guinean Politician.

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Among politicians, Samori Ture ranks 5,833 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Heizei, Vasil Kolarov, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, and Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia. After him are Tigranes I, Stefan Czarniecki, Domnall mac Ailpín, Tahir ibn Husayn, Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Xanthippus.

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Among people born in 1830, Samori Ture ranks 25Before him are Frederic Leighton, Ōkubo Toshimichi, Princess Elisabeth of Saxony, Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, and Jules de Goncourt. After him are Albert Bierstadt, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, Karl Goldmark, Theodor Leschetizky, and Alexei Savrasov. Among people deceased in 1900, Samori Ture ranks 32Before him are Naim Frashëri, Birsa Munda, Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Zdeněk Fibich, Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg, and Kuroda Kiyotaka. After him are Robert Luther, Vasily Kalinnikov, Joseph Bertrand, Eugenio Beltrami, Mihály Munkácsy, and David Edward Hughes.

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Among people born in Guinea, Samori Ture ranks 5 out of 43Before him are Alpha Condé (1938), Lansana Conté (1934), Ahmed Sékou Touré (1922), and Robert Sarah (1945). After him are Mory Kanté (1950), Louis Lansana Beavogui (1923), Moussa Dadis Camara (1964), Nanfadima Magassouba (null), Solomana Kante (1922), Cellou Dalein Diallo (1952), and Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (1954).


Among politicians born in Guinea, Samori Ture ranks 4Before him are Alpha Condé (1938), Lansana Conté (1934), and Ahmed Sékou Touré (1922). After him are Louis Lansana Beavogui (1923), Moussa Dadis Camara (1964), Nanfadima Magassouba (null), Cellou Dalein Diallo (1952), Ibrahima Kassory Fofana (1954), Jean-Marie Doré (1938), Mohamed Said Fofana (1952), and Eugène Camara (1942).