Yakubu Gowon

1934 - Today

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Yakubu Dan-Yumma "Jack" Gowon (born 19 October 1934) is a Nigerian former Head of State and statesman who led the Federal military government war efforts during the Nigerian Civil War. Gowon delivered the famous "no victor, no vanquished" speech at the war's end to promote healing and reconciliation. The Nigerian Civil War is listed as one of the deadliest in modern history, with some accusing Gowon of crimes against humanity and genocide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yakubu Gowon has received more than 1,612,509 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Yakubu Gowon is the 12,937th most popular politician (down from 11,853rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Nigerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Yakubu Gowon ranks 12,937 out of 19,576Before him are Ahti Karjalainen, Osberht of Northumbria, Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, Miroslav Ondříček, Tang Jiaxuan, and Emil Welti. After him are Peter Scully, Nicolae Ciucă, Bouasone Bouphavanh, Enlil-kudurri-usur, Bernard Cazeneuve, and Panagis Tsaldaris.

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Among people born in 1934, Yakubu Gowon ranks 281Before him are Robin Milner, Tengiz Sigua, Eva-Maria Hagen, Alois Mock, Michael Artin, and Miroslav Ondříček. After him are Ludvig Faddeev, Mario David, Zacarias Kamwenho, Glenn Davis, Carlos Amigo Vallejo, and Seraphim Rose.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Yakubu Gowon ranks 29 out of 309Before him are Nwankwo Kanu (1976), Nana Asmaʼu (1793), Tijani Babangida (1973), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), Shehu Shagari (1925), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977). After him are Tony Allen (1940), C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Murtala Mohammed (1938), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (1954), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), and Taribo West (1974).

Among POLITICIANS In Nigeria

Among politicians born in Nigeria, Yakubu Gowon ranks 10Before him are Sani Abacha (1943), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Abdulsalami Abubakar (1942), Ibrahim Babangida (1941), and Shehu Shagari (1925). After him are C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933), Murtala Mohammed (1938), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912), Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi (1924), and Ernest Shonekan (1936).