Sudan, the third largest country in Africa, was home to numerous ancient civilizations, such as the Kingdom of Kush, Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, Meroë and others, and thus has a long tradition of cultural diversity. The culture of the country is the amalgamation of the behaviors, practices, and beliefs of about 578 ethnic groups, communicating in 145 different languages. With such a vast literary tradition, it comes as no surprise that the nation produced Ibrahim 'Ali Salman who is regarded as the most famous contemporary poet of the Arab Manasir and is simple referred to as "Ibrahim the poet". Sudanese music is also very diverse though years of political instability and chaos has deeply affected the country’s rich musical legacy. In the late 20th century, many of the country's most prominent poets, like Mahjoub Sharif, were imprisoned while others, like Mohammed el Amin and Mohammed Wardi fled the country. Well-built, strong and athletic, the Sudanese are known for their love for sports, especially athletics (track and field) and football. Sportsmen like Haitham Mustafa, Hassan El Kashief, and Ismail Ahmed Ismail have made the country proud on a pan-African basis. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Sudanese people.
Omar al-BashirOmar al-Bashir
01 January 1944
Former President of Sudan
Salva Kiir MayarditSalva Kiir Mayardit
13 September 1951
President of South Sudan

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
12 August 1844
Religious Leader

Alek WekAlek Wek
16 April 1977

John GarangJohn Garang
23 June 1945

Tayeb SalihTayeb Salih
12 July 1929
Amin ElhassanAmin Elhassan
12 April 1979
Sports Commentator

Nikki PerkinsNikki Perkins
02 April 1990
Model, Vlogger

Manute BolManute Bol
16 October 1962
Basketball player
Alexander SiddigAlexander Siddig
21 November 1965

Luol DengLuol Deng
16 April 1985
Basketball player
Muhammad NaguibMuhammad Naguib
20 February 1901

Andreas VoutsinasAndreas Voutsinas
22 August 1930


Jaafar NimeiryJaafar Nimeiry
26 April 1928

Al-Ṭayyib ṢāliḥAl-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ
12 July 1929
Hassan Al-TurabiHassan Al-Turabi
01 February 1931

Rābiḥ az-ZubayrRābiḥ az-Zubayr
1842 AD
Military leader

Ismail al-AzhariIsmail al-Azhari
20 October 1900
Political figure

Osman DignaOsman Digna
1840 AD
Ahmed al-MirghaniAhmed al-Mirghani
16 August 1941

Khalil IbrahimKhalil Ibrahim
1957 AD
Taban lo LiyongTaban lo Liyong
1938 AD

Yousif KuwaYousif Kuwa
1945 AD