Wangari Maathai

1940 - 2011

Wangari Maathai

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlifts, she took an opportunity to study in the United States, earning a Bachelor's Degree at Mount St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) and a Master's Degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wangari Maathai has received more than 991,402 page views. Her biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 844th most popular politician.

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  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Wangari Maathai ranks 839 out of 14,801Before her are Shapur I, Temür Khan, Andronikos II Palaiologos, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Andronikos I Komnenos. After her are Basil II, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Wilhelm Pieck, John VIII Palaiologos, Ardashir I, and Michael III.

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Among people born in 1940, Wangari Maathai ranks 15Before her are Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Constantine II of Greece, Frank Zappa, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Gao Xingjian. After her are J. M. Coetzee, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Saparmurat Niyazov, Michael Gambon, Michel Temer, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 2011, Wangari Maathai ranks 11Before her are Václav Havel, Osama bin Laden, Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, and Cesária Évora. After her are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Sócrates, Ramiz Alia, Ágota Kristóf, Simon van der Meer, and Willard Boyle.

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In Kenya

Among people born in Kenya, Wangari Maathai ranks 2 out of 87Before her are Richard Dawkins (1941). After her are Barack Obama Sr. (1936), Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Louis Leakey (1903), Roger Whittaker (1936), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Deep Roy (1949), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Chris Froome (1985), and Kipchoge Keino (1940).


Among politicians born in Kenya, Wangari Maathai ranks 1After her are Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Mwai Kibaki (1931), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Uhuru Kenyatta (1961), and Raila Odinga (1945).

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