1655 - 1695

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Zumbi (1655 – November 20, 1695), also known as Zumbi dos Palmares (Portuguese pronunciation: [zũˈbi dus pɐwˈmaɾis]), was a Brazilian quilombola leader, being one of the pioneers of resistance to slavery of Africans by the Portuguese in colonial Brazil. He was also the last of the kings of the Quilombo dos Palmares, a settlement of Afro-Brazilian people who had liberated themselves from enslavement in that same settlement, in the present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil. Zumbi today is revered in Afro-Brazilian culture as a powerful symbol of resistance against the enslavement of Africans in the colony of Brazil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zumbi has received more than 372,024 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Zumbi is the 3,611th most popular politician (down from 3,351st in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular Brazilian Politician.

Zumbi is most famous for being the leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares, a community of escaped slaves in Brazil.

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Among politicians, Zumbi ranks 3,611 out of 15,710Before him are Kavad II, Boris Tadić, Redbad, King of the Frisians, Robert I, Count of Artois, John Hyrcanus, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. After him are Victorinus, Wei Zifu, Andrew Dickson White, Menkauhor Kaiu, Tancred of Hauteville, and Balash.

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Among people born in 1655, Zumbi ranks 6Before him are Pope Innocent XIII, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Charles XI of Sweden, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, and Christian Thomasius. After him are Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Bernard de Montfaucon, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, and Jean-François Regnard. Among people deceased in 1695, Zumbi ranks 8Before him are Jean de La Fontaine, Ahmed II, Henry Purcell, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Pierre Mignard. After him are Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, Thomas Tew, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł, Melchior d'Hondecoeter, and Samuel Morland.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Zumbi ranks 69 out of 1,947Before him are Kaká (1982), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), Fernanda Montenegro (1929), Cafu (1970), Moacir Barbosa Nascimento (1921), and Vicente Feola (1909). After him are Zizinho (1921), Neymar (1992), Tostão (1947), Careca (1960), João Goulart (1918), and Leonardo Boff (1938).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Zumbi ranks 12Before him are Getúlio Vargas (1882), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), and Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897). After him are João Goulart (1918), Deodoro da Fonseca (1827), Itamar Franco (1930), Ernesto Geisel (1907), Anita Garibaldi (1821), and Tancredo Neves (1910).