Samuel Doe

1951 - 1990

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Samuel Kanyon Doe (6 May 1951 – 9 September 1990) was a Liberian politician who served as the Liberian leader from 1980 to 1990, first as a military leader and later as a civilian. While a master sergeant in the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Doe staged a violent coup d'etat in April 1980 that left him de facto head of state. During the coup, then president William Tolbert, and much of the True Whig Party leadership were executed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Doe has received more than 1,504,813 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Samuel Doe is the 6,901st most popular politician (up from 8,186th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Liberia and the 3rd most popular Liberian Politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Doe ranks 6,901 out of 15,710Before him are Cápac Yupanqui, Infanta Benedita of Portugal, Johann Fust, Namhae of Silla, Boutros Ghali, and Charles II, Duke of Brunswick. After him are Colville Young, Nikolay Chkheidze, Hatuey, Berdi Beg, Aristobulus III of Judea, and George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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Among people born in 1951, Samuel Doe ranks 83Before him are Fatmir Sejdiu, Dee Dee Ramone, Beverly D'Angelo, Šaban Šaulić, Mamoru Oshii, and Danilo Medina. After him are Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Sergei Skripal, Bill Viola, Win Myint, John McTiernan, and Thomas Boni Yayi. Among people deceased in 1990, Samuel Doe ranks 76Before him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Tadeusz Kantor, Gerald Bull, Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, and Sergei Dovlatov. After him are José Figueres Ferrer, Hussein Onn, Shigeo Shingo, George de Mestral, Wolfgang Schmieder, and Xavier Cugat.

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In Liberia

Among people born in Liberia, Samuel Doe ranks 4 out of 18Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938), George Weah (1966), and Charles Taylor (1948). After him are William Tolbert (1913), Charles D. B. King (1875), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Ziad Fazah (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Liberia

Among politicians born in Liberia, Samuel Doe ranks 3Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938) and Charles Taylor (1948). After him are William Tolbert (1913), Charles D. B. King (1875), William Tubman (1895), Edwin Barclay (1882), Moses Blah (1947), and Gyude Bryant (1949).