Siad Barre

1919 - 1995

Siad Barre

Jaalle Mohamed Siad Barre (Somali: Jaale Maxamed Siyaad Barre; Arabic: محمد سياد بري‎; October 6, 1919 – January 2, 1995) was a Somali politician who served as the President of the Somali Democratic Republic from 1969 to 1991. Barre, a major general of the gendarmerie, became President of Somalia after the 1969 coup d'état that overthrew the Somali Republic following the assassination of President Abdirashid Ali Shermarke. The Supreme Revolutionary Council military junta under Barre reconstituted Somalia as a one-party Marxist–Leninist communist state, renaming the country the Somali Democratic Republic and adopting scientific socialism, with support from the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Siad Barre has received more than 714,460 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,924th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Siad Barre ranks 1,911 out of 14,801Before him are Halfdan the Black, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Al-Nasir, Al-Mu'tasim, Louis the Younger, and Houari Boumédiène. After him are Tianqi Emperor, Urraca of León, Hong Xiuquan, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Pepin of Italy, and Tiberius III.

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Among people born in 1919, Siad Barre ranks 16Before him are Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, Nat King Cole, Georgios Papadopoulos, Donald Pleasence, and Margot Fonteyn. After him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Lino Ventura, Choi Kyu-hah, Iris Murdoch, Matilde Camus, and Jack Palance. Among people deceased in 1995, Siad Barre ranks 19Before him are Dean Martin, Hannes Alfvén, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Donald Pleasence, Lana Turner, and Fred Perry. After him are Aziz Nesin, William Alfred Fowler, Ginger Rogers, Harold Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, and Louis Malle.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Siad Barre ranks 5 out of 60Before him are Haile Selassie (1892), Abebe Bikila (1932), Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937), and Menelik II (1844). After him are Onuphrius (320), Zewditu (1876), Girma Wolde-Giorgis (1924), Tewodros II (1818), Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (1946), Meles Zenawi (1955), and Moses the Black (332).