• Born date: 1929-08-01
  • Born in: Emirate of Afghanistan
  • Death date: 1979-12-27
  • Death in: Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin (1 August 1929 – 27 December 1979) was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Amin was born in Paghman and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his career as a teacher. After a few years in that occupation, he went to the United States to study. He would visit the United States a second time before moving permanently to Afghanistan, and starting his career in radical politics.