Tanzanian

Find out more about the greatest Tanzanians, including Jakaya Kikwete, Julius Nyerere, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Benjamin Mkapa and Edward Lowassa.

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 1 Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Butiama, Tanzania
Died: October 14, 1999

 2 Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania
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 3 Jakaya Kikwete

Jakaya Kikwete.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Birthdate: October 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Msoga

Jakaya Kikwete is a Tanzanian politician. From 2005 to 2015, Kikwete served as the president of Tanzania. Before being elected as the fourth president of Tanzania, Kikwete served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs for 10 years. Apart from being a politician, Jakaya Kikwete is an avid sports fan and played competitive basketball in school.

 4 Tippu Tib

Tippu Tib.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: June 14, 1905

 5 Chipo Chung

Chipo Chung.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 6 Ali Hassan Mwinyi

Ali Hassan Mwinyi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: May 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Unguja

 7 Benjamin Mkapa

Benjamin Mkapa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ndanda, Tanzania
Died: July 24, 2020
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 8 Edward Lowassa

Edward Lowassa
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania

 9 Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar

Barghash bin Said of Zanzibar
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Famous As: Sultan
Birthdate: 1837 AD
Birthplace: Unguja ( also known as Zanzibar Island), Tanzania
Died: March 26, 1888

 10 Mirambo

Mirambo
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Warlord
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: 1884 AD

 11 Shaaban bin Robert

Shaaban bin Robert
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanga, Tanzania
Died: June 20, 1962

 12 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu

Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1924 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: August 5, 1996

 13 Euphrase Kezilahabi

Euphrase Kezilahabi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ukerewe Island, Tanzania
Died: January 9, 2020

 14 Penina Muhando

Penina Muhando
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Berega ,Morogoro Region , Tanzania

 15 Mathias E. Mnyampala

Mathias E. Mnyampala
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tanzania
Died: June 8, 1969

 16 Raimund Schelcher

Raimund Schelcher
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: March 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Died: March 27, 1972

 17 Wema Sepetu

Wema Sepetu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Actress, Beauty pageant winner
Birthdate: September 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 18 Zitto Kabwe

Zitto Kabwe
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kigoma, Tanzania

 19 George Mkuchika

George Mkuchika
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tanganyika Territory

 20 Mbosso

Mbosso
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

 21 Zuchu

Zuchu
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 22 Yusuf Makamba

Yusuf Makamba
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania

 23 William Lukuvi

William Lukuvi
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Idodi, Tanzania

 24 Vincent Kigosi

Vincent Kigosi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tanzania

 25 Venance Salvatory Mabeyo

Venance Salvatory Mabeyo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania

 26 Vanessa Mdee

Vanessa Mdee
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arusha, Tanzania

 27 Ummy Mwalimu

Ummy Mwalimu
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tanzania

 28 Tundu Lissu

Tundu Lissu
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, lawyer
Birthdate: January 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singida, Tanzania

 29 Tulia Ackson

Tulia Ackson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: November 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bulyaga, Tanzania

 30 Steven Kanumba

Steven Kanumba
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Famous As: Actor, Film director
Birthdate: January 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Died: April 7, 2012

 31 Stergomena Tax

Stergomena Tax
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: July 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Magu, Tanzania

 32 Sospeter Muhongo

Sospeter Muhongo
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geologist, Politician
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Musoma, Tanzania

 33 Siti Mwinyi

Siti Mwinyi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: First Lady
Birthdate: 1932 AD
Birthplace: Tanzania

 34 Siti binti Saad

Siti binti Saad
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1880 AD
Birthplace: Fumba, Tanzania
Died: July 31, 1950

 35 Shomari Kapombe

Shomari Kapombe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morogoro, Tanzania

 36 Selemani Said Jafo

Selemani Said Jafo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tanzania

 37 Selemani Jafo

Selemani Jafo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tanzania

 38 Seif Sharif Hamad

Seif Sharif Hamad
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pemba Island, Tanzania
Died: February 17, 2021

 39 Samia Suluhu Hassan

Samia Suluhu Hassan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makunduchi, Tanzania

 40 Salmin Amour

Salmin Amour
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1942 AD
Birthplace: Mkwajuni, Zanzibar

 41 Salma Kikwete

Salma Kikwete
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician, Educator
Birthdate: November 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tanzania

 42 Salim Ahmed Salim

Salim Ahmed Salim
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sultanate of Zanzibar, Tanzania

 43 Said Salim Bakhresa

Said Salim Bakhresa
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Zanzibar, Tanzania

 44 Saida Karoli

Saida Karoli
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bukoba, Tanzania

 45 S2Kizzy

S2Kizzy
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Record producer
Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 46 Rostam Aziz

Rostam Aziz
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician,Businessman
Birthdate: August 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tanzania

 47 Rose Mhando

Rose Mhando
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tanzania

 48 Rich Mavoko

Rich Mavoko
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 49 Remmy Ongala

Remmy Ongala
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: February 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: December 13, 2010

 50 Reginald Mengi

Reginald Mengi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businessperson, Philanthropist
Birthdate: May 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Died: May 2, 2019