POLITICIAN

Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz

1910 - 1999

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Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah ibn Baz (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز, romanized: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz bin ʿAbd Allāh bin Bāz; 21 November 1912 – 13 May 1999), popularly known as Bin Baz or Ibn Baz, was a Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar who served as the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia from 1993 until his death in 1999 (1420AH). According to French political scientist Gilles Kepel, ibn Baz was a "figurehead" whose "immense religious erudition and his reputation for intransigence" gave him prestige among the population of Saudi Arabia. He "could reinforce the Saud family's policies through his influence with the masses of believers". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz has received more than 626,286 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz is the 3,107th most popular politician (up from 4,510th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 116th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz is most famous for his work as a mufti, or Islamic scholar. He was a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia and the chairman of the Standing Committee for Scientific Research and Issuing Fatwas.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 3,107 out of 19,576Before him are Andreas Papandreou, Amalaric, David of Trebizond, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Hystaspes, and Kilij Arslan II. After him are Blaise Compaoré, Paul Kruger, Haman, Ranavalona III, Razia Sultana, and Herod II.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1910, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 40Before him are William Hanna, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, William Shockley, Robert van Gulik, Benzion Netanyahu, and Meša Selimović. After him are Diosdado Macapagal, Edda Mussolini, Paul Flory, Luise Rainer, Edvard Kardelj, and Pierre Schaeffer. Among people deceased in 1999, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 30Before him are Akio Morita, Glenn T. Seaborg, Trygve Haavelmo, Henry Way Kendall, Iris Murdoch, and Desmond Llewelyn. After him are Oliver Reed, Mary Ainsworth, Fred Trump, Hélder Câmara, Nathalie Sarraute, and Gerhard Herzberg.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 112 out of 354Before him are Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607), Abdallah ibn Sa'd (650), Jamal Khashoggi (1958), Rayhana bint Zayd (600), Fatimah bint Asad (555), and Ali of Hejaz (1879). After him are Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), Ubayy ibn Ka'b (600), Ghazi of Iraq (1912), Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (600), Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), and Imru' al-Qais (501).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 35Before him are Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (576), Asmā' bint Abi Bakr (595), Al-Wathiq (812), Abul Kalam Azad (1888), Rayhana bint Zayd (600), and Ali of Hejaz (1879). After him are Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), Ghazi of Iraq (1912), Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy (600), Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), and Sa'd ibn Mu'adh (590).