Ziaur Rahman

1936 - 1981

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Ziaur Rahman (19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981) was a Bangladeshi military officer and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1977 until his assassination. He was the founder of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and served as its chairman until his assassination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ziaur Rahman has received more than 1,574,302 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ziaur Rahman is the 8,188th most popular politician (down from 8,062nd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Bangladesh (down from 11th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Bangladeshi Politician.

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  • 55.63

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ziaur Rahmen by language

Over the past year Ziaur Rahman has had the most page views in the with 299,733 views, followed by Bengali (158,344), and Chinese (7,596). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (69.40%), Ido (63.21%), and Tajik (55.61%)


Among politicians, Ziaur Rahman ranks 8,188 out of 19,576Before him are William Joyce, Ivan Goremykin, Konrad Peutinger, C. N. Annadurai, Charles August, Crown Prince of Sweden, and Konstantin Hierl. After him are Ezzelino III da Romano, Kim Seong-su, Countess Palatine Maria Anna of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Neferkauhor, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and Karl Gützlaff.

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Among people born in 1936, Ziaur Rahman ranks 158Before him are Philippe Sollers, Costas Simitis, Juliette Mayniel, Federico Sacchi, Klaus Kinkel, and Joaquín Peiró. After him are Ferran Olivella, Dacia Maraini, Buddy Guy, Evelyn Fox Keller, Leonid Kuravlyov, and Aharon Barak. Among people deceased in 1981, Ziaur Rahman ranks 69Before him are Gloria Grahame, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Melvyn Douglas, D. R. Bendre, Ferruccio Parri, and Jean Eustache. After him are Nelson Algren, Kirill Kondrashin, Franjo Šeper, Marcel Bezençon, Yakov Pavlov, and Nisargadatta Maharaj.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 13 out of 74Before him are Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858), Chandragupta I (250), William Beveridge (1879), Mohammed Shahabuddin (1949), Begum Rokeya (1880), and Zillur Rahman (1929). After him are Chittaranjan Das (1869), Meghnad Saha (1893), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), Anandamayi Ma (1896), and Bipin Chandra Pal (1858).

Among POLITICIANS In Bangladesh

Among politicians born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 7Before him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920), Sheikh Hasina (1947), Abdul Hamid (1944), Chandragupta I (250), Mohammed Shahabuddin (1949), and Zillur Rahman (1929). After him are Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), Tajuddin Ahmad (1925), Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930), Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (1918), and A. K. Fazlul Huq (1873).