Mohamed Bouazizi was a Tunisian street vendor who died after setting himself on fire while protesting against the injustice meted out to him by municipal officials. His self immolation and subsequent death sparked protests and riots all over Tunisia that culminated in the Tunisian Revolution and the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power. The success of the Tunisian Revolution inspired protests in several Arab countries in what became known as the Arab Spring.
His self-immolation brought a breakthrough in the fight against autocracy in the Middle East. He was posthumously awarded the Sakharov Prize in 2011. That same year, UK's Time Magazine named him Person of 2011.
President Ben Ali visited him in hospital shortly before he died of third-degree burns from his self-immolation.
was a famous Tunisian street vendor and activist,
who was born on
February 29, 1984. As a person born on this date, Mohamed Bouazizi is listed in our database as the 7th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 29) and the 168th most popular for the year (1984).
People born on February 29
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
Mohamed Bouazizi is the 813th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Mohamed Bouazizi's birthday, Mohamed Bouazizi is the 2nd most famous Tunisian.
In general, Mohamed Bouazizi ranks as the 9424th
most popular famous person, and the 54th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
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