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Ruanda-Urundi ranks 2,828th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Levallois-Perret, Bălți, and Newburyport, Massachusetts. Memorable people born in Ruanda-Urundi include Paul Kagame, Paul Rusesabagina, and Melchior Ndadaye. Ruanda-Urundi has been the birth place of many politicians and businesspeople. Ruanda-Urundi is located in Rwanda.

Ruanda-Urundi was a territory in the African Great Lakes region, once part of German East Africa, which was ruled by Belgium between 1922 and 1962. Occupied by the Belgians during the East African Campaign during World War I, the territory was under Belgian military occupation from 1916 to 1922 and later became a Belgian-controlled Class B Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to 1945. After the disestablishment of the League and World War II, Ruanda-Urundi became a Trust Territory of the United Nations, still under Belgian control. In 1962, the mandate became independent as the two separate countries of Rwanda and Burundi. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1953 and 1957, Ruanda-Urundi was the birth place of 3 globally memorable people, including Paul Kagame, Paul Rusesabagina, and Melchior Ndadaye.

People Born in Ruanda-Urundi

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Most individuals born in present day Ruanda-Urundi were politicians (2) and businesspeople (1),  while most who died were .

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Ruanda-Urundi since 1700.