Samuel Doe

1951 - 1990

Samuel Doe

Samuel Kanyon Doe (May 6, 1951 – September 9, 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 1,101,189 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,240th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Doe ranks 8,196 out of 14,801Before him are Prince Morikuni, Gabriel González Videla, Nawaz Sharif, Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, and Branko Crvenkovski. After him are Fred Sinowatz, Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal, Andragoras, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, Arshak II, and Pedro Carmona.

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Among people born in 1951, Samuel Doe ranks 108Before him are Ondrej Nepela, Mamoru Oshii, Bill Viola, Duncan Haldane, Francesco Moser, and Hilda Heine. After him are Karekin II, Lynda Carter, Alexander Sokurov, Li Hongzhi, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, and Beverly D'Angelo. Among people deceased in 1990, Samuel Doe ranks 91Before him are Wolfgang Schmieder, Horst Sindermann, Thorbjørn Egner, Eduard Streltsov, Tom Fogerty, and Alan Perlis. After him are Hans Freudenthal, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Venedikt Yerofeyev, Joan Bennett, James M. Gavin, and Naoto Tajima.

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In Liberia

Among people born in Liberia, Samuel Doe ranks 4 out of 14Before him are Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (1938), George Weah (1966), and Charles Taylor (1948). After him are William Tolbert (1913), Leymah Gbowee (1972), William Tubman (1895), Gyude Bryant (1949), Moses Blah (1947), Ola John (1992), Ziad Fazah (1954), and Collins John (1985).

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), William Tubman (1895), Gyude Bryant (1949), and Moses Blah (1947).

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