Sylvanus Olympio

1902 - 1963

Sylvanus Olympio

Sylvanus Épiphanio Olympio (French pronunciation: ​[silvany epifanjo ɔlɛ̃pjo]; 6 September 1902 – 13 January 1963) was a Togolese politician who served as Prime Minister, and then President, of Togo from 1958 until his assassination in 1963. He came from the important Olympio family, which included his uncle Octaviano Olympio, one of the richest people in Togo in the early 1900s. After graduating from the London School of Economics, he worked for Unilever and became the general manager of the African operations of that company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvanus Olympio has received more than 142,146 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,942nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 4,912 out of 14,801Before him are Pausanias of Macedon, José Sarney, Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Queen of Sardinia, Tulga, Bermudo I of Asturias, and Kenneth Kaunda. After him are Maria Teresa, Princess of Beira, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Wei Zheng, Karl Nesselrode, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, and Jeremi Wiśniowiecki.

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Among people born in 1902, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 56Before him are Carlo Levi, Rafael Alberti, Josep Samitier, Günther Anders, George Ostrogorsky, and Hans Bellmer. After him are David O. Selznick, Ryuzo Shimizu, Mohammad Hatta, Oskar Morgenstern, Marcel Aymé, and Alfredo Binda. Among people deceased in 1963, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 43Before him are Pedro Armendáriz, William Beveridge, Eduard Spranger, William Carlos Williams, Karl von Terzaghi, and Alois Hudal. After him are Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Remedios Varo, Jacob Gade, Sivananda Saraswati, and W. E. B. Du Bois.

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In Togo

Among people born in Togo, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 2 out of 18Before him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma (1935). After him are Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Emmanuel Adebayor (1984), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), Mohamed Kader (1979), Massamasso Tchangai (1978), Kossi Agassa (1978), Jean-Paul Abalo (1975), and Gilbert Houngbo (1961).

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Among politicians born in Togo, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 2Before him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma (1935). After him are Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), and Gilbert Houngbo (1961).

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