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 of World War I, the territory was under military occupation from 1916 to 1922 and later became a Belgian-controlled Class-B Mandate under the League of Nations from 1922 to 1945. It was replaced by Trust Territory status under the auspices of the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II and the dissolution of the League but remained under Belgian control. Ruanda-Urundi was granted independence in 1962 as the two separate states of Rwanda and Burundi. Read more on Wikipedia
Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 1 globally memorable people born in Ruanda-Urundi since 1700.