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Saparmurat Niyazov

1940 - 2006

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Saparmyrat Ataýewiç Nyýazow ([θɑpɑmɯˈɾɑt ɑˈtɑjɛβɪtʃ nɯˈjɑðoβ]; 19 February 1940 – 21 December 2006), also known as Türkmenbaşy, lit. 'head of the Turkmen', was a Turkmen politician who ruled Turkmenistan as a dictator from 1985 until his death in 2006. He was first secretary of the Turkmen Communist Party from 1985 until 1991 and supported the 1991 Soviet coup attempt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saparmurat Niyazov has received more than 1,723,142 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Saparmurat Niyazov is the 576th most popular politician (up from 699th in 2019), the most popular biography from Turkmenistan (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Turkmen Politician.

Saparmurat Niyazov was the president of Turkmenistan from 1990 to 2006. He is most famous for renaming the months and days of the week in order to honor himself and his mother.

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Among politicians, Saparmurat Niyazov ranks 576 out of 15,577Before him are Kim Dae-jung, Valerian, Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Friedrich Ebert, Maximian, and Yeongjo of Joseon. After him are Alija Izetbegović, Constantius II, Margaret I of Denmark, Oscar I of Sweden, Ahab, and Mobutu Sese Seko.

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Among people born in 1940, Saparmurat Niyazov ranks 9Before him are Al Pacino, John Lennon, Margrethe II of Denmark, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chuck Norris, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Ringo Starr, Michael Gambon, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Frank Zappa, and Carlos Slim. Among people deceased in 2006, Saparmurat Niyazov ranks 9Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Milton Friedman, Gerald Ford, Naguib Mahfouz, and Stanisław Lem. After him are James Brown, Desmond Doss, Heinrich Harrer, Alfredo Stroessner, Philippe Noiret, and Oriana Fallaci.

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In Turkmenistan

Among people born in Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov ranks 1 out of 33After him are Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (1199), Abu Muslim (718), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957), Al-Zamakhshari (1075), Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur (1603), Al-Nasa'i (829), Al-Muqanna (800), Yelena Bonner (1923), Mithridates II of Parthia (-150), Andronikos I of Trebizond (1101), and Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi (770).

Among POLITICIANS In Turkmenistan

Among politicians born in Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov ranks 1After him are Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (1199), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (1957), Al-Muqanna (800), Mithridates II of Parthia (-150), Andronikos I of Trebizond (1101), Dmitri Shepilov (1905), Muhammetnazar Gapurow (1922), Raşit Meredow (1960), and Serdar Berdimuhamedow (1981).