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List of Famous people born in Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.

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1. Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury
Male. British singer, songwriter, record producer and graphic designer
First Name: Freddie
Born on September 5, 1946
Died on November 24, 1991 (aged 45)
Height: 175 cm | 5'9"

2. John Magufuli

John Magufuli
Male. President of Tanzania
First Name: John
Born on October 29, 1959 (age 61)

3. Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano
Male. African abolitionist and author
Born on October 16, 1745
Died on March 31, 1797 (aged 51)

4. Mbwana Samatta

Mbwana Samatta
Male. Tanzanian association football player
Born on December 23, 1992 (age 28)
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

5. Marin Hinkle

Marin Hinkle
Female. American actress
First Name: Marin
Born on March 23, 1966 (age 55)
Height: 164 cm | 5'5"

6. Mohammed Gulam Dewji

Mohammed Gulam Dewji
Male. Former Member of the National Assembly of Tanzania and African richest young businessman
First Name: Mohammed
Born on May 8, 1975 (age 46)
Net Worth: $1.6B

7. Benjamin Mkapa

Benjamin Mkapa
Male. Tanzanian politician and former president
First Name: Benjamin
Born on November 12, 1938 (age 82)

8. Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz
Male. Musician,Businessman and Social media personality
First Name: Diamond
Born on October 2, 1989 (age 31)

9. Emily Ruete

Emily Ruete
Female. German writer, emigrated princess of Zanzibar
First Name: Emily
Born on August 30, 1844
Died on February 29, 1924 (aged 79)

10. Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere
Male. Tanzanian politician and writer, first Prime Minister and President of Tanzania
First Name: Julius
Born on April 13, 1922
Died on October 14, 1999 (aged 77)

11. Reginald Mengi

Reginald  Mengi
Male. Tanzanian Billionaire Businessman
First Name: Reginald
Born on November 30, 1942
Died on May 2, 2019 (aged 76)
Born in Tanzania

12. Tippu Tip

Tippu Tip
Male. Swahili slave trader
Born on January 1, 1837
Died on June 13, 1905 (aged 68)
Born in Tanzania

13. Deepak Obhrai

Deepak Obhrai
Male. Canadian politician
First Name: Deepak
Born on July 5, 1950
Died on August 2, 2019 (aged 69)

14. Fiona Richardson

Fiona Richardson
Female. Australian politician
First Name: Fiona
Last Name: Richardson
Born on November 22, 1966
Died on August 23, 2017 (aged 50)

15. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Male. Tanzanian politician and president
Born on October 7, 1950 (age 70)

16. Majid bin Said of Zanzibar

Majid bin Said of Zanzibar
Male. Sultan of Zanzibar
Born on January 1, 1834
Died on October 7, 1870 (aged 36)

17. Rachel Luttrell

Rachel Luttrell
Female. Canadian actress
First Name: Rachel
Last Name: Luttrell
Born on January 19, 1971 (age 50)
Height: 163 cm | 5'4"

18. Abdullah bin Khalifa of Zanzibar

Abdullah bin Khalifa of Zanzibar
Male. Sultan of Zanzibar
First Name: Abdullah
Died on July 1, 1963 (aged -6)
Born in Tanzania

19. Hugo Grimm

Hugo Grimm
Male. German actor
First Name: Hugo
Last Name: Grimm
Born on January 8, 1980 (age 41)

20. Muhoozi Kainerugaba

Muhoozi Kainerugaba
Male. Ugandan army commander
Born on April 24, 1974 (age 47)
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