Siad Barre

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Birthday
6, 1919
Birthplace
Somalia
Death Date
Jan 2, 1995 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1919
Birthplace
Somalia
Death Date
Jan 2, 1995 (75)

About

Military dictator and 3rd president of Somalia who held the office from 1969 to 1991.

Before Fame

He attended police school in Italy and returned to Somalia, where he eventually became Vice Commander of the army.

Trivia

He established a Supreme Revolutionary Council and ruled through a cult of personality that styled him as the "Victorious Leader" after he seized power.

Family Life

He was married to Khadija Maalin and later Dalyad Haji Hashi.

Associated With

Hassan Mohamud was elected president of Somalia in 2012 and re-established democratic relations with the United States.