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Ziaur Rahman

1936 - 1981

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Lt. General Ziaur Rahman BU HJ (19 January 1936 – 30 May 1981), was a Bangladeshi military officer and politician who served as the President of Bangladesh from 1977 to 1981. He was assassinated on 30 May 1981 in Chittagong in an army coup d'état.Rahman was a Bangladesh Forces Commander of BDF Sector 1 initially, and from June as BDF commander of BDF Sector 11 of the Bangladesh Forces and the Brigade Commander of Z Force from mid-July during the country's Independence war from Pakistan in 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ziaur Rahman has received more than 1,209,943 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ziaur Rahman is the 8,183rd most popular politician (up from 8,383rd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Bangladesh (up from 13th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Bangladeshi Politician.

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Among politicians, Ziaur Rahman ranks 8,183 out of 15,577Before him are Catherine I, Latin Empress, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Malam Bacai Sanhá, Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Arpa Ke'un, and William Hamilton. After him are Prince Álmos, Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia, Berthold II, Duke of Carinthia, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, and Maria Aurora von Königsmarck.

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Among people born in 1936, Ziaur Rahman ranks 158Before him are Bobby Darin, Siw Malmkvist, Darlene Hard, Annette Stroyberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Glenn Murcutt. After him are Han Seung-soo, Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, Adem Demaçi, Amr Moussa, Volodymyr Holubnychy, and Savitri. Among people deceased in 1981, Ziaur Rahman ranks 71Before him are Lotte Reiniger, Kirill Kondrashin, Yakov Pavlov, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Nelson Algren, and D. R. Bendre. After him are Giuseppe Pella, Ferruccio Parri, Melvyn Douglas, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Savitri, and Helmut Gröttrup.

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In Bangladesh

Among people born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 11 out of 57Before him are Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858), Sheikh Hasina (1947), William Beveridge (1879), Chandragupta I (250), Sri Chinmoy (1931), and Zillur Rahman (1929). After him are Meghnad Saha (1893), Begum Rokeya (1880), Anandamayi Ma (1896), Mahasweta Devi (1926), Mir Jafar (1691), and Iajuddin Ahmed (1931).

Among POLITICIANS In Bangladesh

Among politicians born in Bangladesh, Ziaur Rahman ranks 6Before him are Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920), Abdul Hamid (1944), Sheikh Hasina (1947), Chandragupta I (250), and Zillur Rahman (1929). After him are Mir Jafar (1691), Iajuddin Ahmed (1931), Khawaja Nazimuddin (1894), Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad (1918), A. K. Fazlul Huq (1873), and Shahabuddin Ahmed (1930).