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Thabo Mbeki

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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki (Xhosa: [tʰaɓɔ mbɛːkʼi]; born 18 June 1942) is a South African politician who was the second president of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008, when he resigned at the request of his party, the African National Congress (ANC). Before that, he was deputy president under Nelson Mandela between 1994 and 1999. The son of Govan Mbeki, a renowned ANC intellectual, Mbeki has been involved in ANC politics since 1956, when he joined the ANC Youth League, and has been a member of the party's National Executive Committee since 1975. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thabo Mbeki has received more than 2,517,620 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Thabo Mbeki is the 2,697th most popular politician (down from 2,514th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from South Africa and the 4th most popular South African Politician.

Thabo Mbeki is most famous for being the president of South Africa from 1999 to 2008. He was the first president of South Africa to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.

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Among politicians, Thabo Mbeki ranks 2,697 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Momozono, Al-Hadi, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Childebert II, Hissène Habré, and Hyeokgeose of Silla. After him are Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, Valdas Adamkus, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Arsinoe III of Egypt, and Maharana Pratap.

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Among people born in 1942, Thabo Mbeki ranks 68Before him are Lee Kun-hee, Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, Leo Beenhakker, René Angélil, and Hissène Habré. After him are Vicente Fox, Margaret Court, Larry Flynt, George Jung, Wolfgang Schäuble, and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Thabo Mbeki ranks 15 out of 374Before him are F. W. de Klerk (1936), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Miriam Makeba (1932), Charlize Theron (1975), Jacob Zuma (1942), and Max Theiler (1899). After him are Paul Kruger (1825), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), P. W. Botha (1916), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), and Jody Scheckter (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Thabo Mbeki ranks 4Before him are Shaka (1787), F. W. de Klerk (1936), and Jacob Zuma (1942). After him are Paul Kruger (1825), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Jan Smuts (1870), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), D. F. Malan (1874), and Abba Eban (1915).