Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz

1910 - 1999

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Sheikh Abd al Aziz ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن باز, romanized: ʿAbd al ʿAzīz bin ʿAbdullāh bin Bāz, 21 November 1912 – 13 May 1999) was a Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar who served as the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia from 1993 until his death in 1999. 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 582,793 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz is the 3,769th most popular politician (down from 3,759th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 34th 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, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 3,769 out of 15,710Before him are François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville, Francesco Foscari, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Jean Casimir-Perier, Mohammed Alim Khan, and Hassan Nasrallah. After him are Kim Jong-nam, Stenkil, Rob Roy MacGregor, Pervez Musharraf, Norman Angell, and Pribina.

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Among people born in 1910, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 49Before him are Edvard Kardelj, Luise Rainer, Jean-Louis Barrault, J. Allen Hynek, António de Spínola, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Ne Win, Edda Mussolini, Archer Martin, John Sturges, Miguel Najdorf, and Paul Flory. Among people deceased in 1999, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 37Before him are Nise da Silveira, Hélder Câmara, Trygve Haavelmo, Mary Ainsworth, George C. Scott, and Nathalie Sarraute. After him are Gerhard Herzberg, Henri, Count of Paris, Henry Way Kendall, Sarah Knauss, Dirk Bogarde, and Bernard Buffet.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 101 out of 222Before him are Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), Muhammad bin Saud (1710), Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), Abd Manaf ibn Qusai (430), Ghazi of Iraq (1912), and Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607). After him are Empress Jitō (645), Uqba ibn Nafi (622), Wasil ibn Ata (700), Fatimah bint Musa (790), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), and Ubayy ibn Ka'b (600).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz ranks 34Before him are Mus‘ab ibn 'Umair (680), Al-Wathiq (812), Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1933), Muhammad bin Saud (1710), Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1928), and Ghazi of Iraq (1912). After him are Empress Jitō (645), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (1945), Ali of Hejaz (1879), Al-Mughira (600), and Abul Kalam Azad (1888).