Sylvanus Olympio

1902 - 1963

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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 149,731 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Sylvanus Olympio is the 5,169th most popular politician (down from 4,907th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Togo and the 2nd most popular Togolese Politician.

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Among politicians, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 5,169 out of 15,710. Before him are Frederick Michael, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, García I of León, Kersti Kaljulaid, Gian Maria Visconti, Carl Johan Bernadotte, and Jahan Shah. After him are Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, Amadou Toumani Touré, Piri Mehmed Pasha, Isabelle of France, Arsames, and Vasily Chapayev.

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Among people born in 1902, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 64Before him are Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Wilhelm Stuckart, Mitsuo Fuchida, George Ostrogorsky, Josep Samitier, and Marcel Aymé. After him are Carlo Levi, Richard Rodgers, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Pascual Jordan, William Walton, and Jan Tschichold. Among people deceased in 1963, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 42Before him are Pedro Armendáriz, William Carlos Williams, Karl Bühler, William Beveridge, Karl von Terzaghi, and Eduard Spranger. After him are Jacob Gade, Alois Hudal, Remedios Varo, Michael Rockefeller, Jacobus Oud, and Princess Alexandra of Hanover.

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Among people born in Togo, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 2 out of 30. Before him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma (1935). After him are Edem Kodjo (1938), Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Emmanuel Adebayor (1984), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), Mohamed Kader (1979), Massamasso Tchangai (1978), Kossi Agassa (1978), and Jean-Paul Abalo (1975).

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Among politicians born in Togo, Sylvanus Olympio ranks 2Before him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma (1935). After him are Edem Kodjo (1938), Nicéphore Soglo (1934), Nicolas Grunitzky (1913), Faure Gnassingbé (1966), Komi Sélom Klassou (1960), and Gilbert Houngbo (1961).