Abd el-Krim

1882 - 1963

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Mohamed ibn Abdelkrim El-Khattabi (Arabic: محمد بن عبد الكريم الخطابي‎), better known as Abd el-Krim (1882, Ajdir – 6 February 1963) was a Berber political and military leader. He and his brother Mhemmed led a large-scale revolt by a coalition of Berber Riffian tribes against French and Spanish colonization of the Rif, in northern Morocco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abd el-Krim has received more than 230,408 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Abd el-Krim is the 1,115th most popular politician (down from 1,039th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Morocco (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Moroccan Politician.

Abd el-Krim is most famous for his leadership of the Rif War, a nationalist uprising against colonial rule in Morocco.

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Among politicians, Abd el-Krim ranks 1,115 out of 15,710. Before him are Queen Paola of Belgium, Gustáv Husák, Habib Bourguiba, Jianwen Emperor, Klement Gottwald, and John II Komnenos. After him are Britannicus, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Roderic, Henry Clay, Al-Walid I, and Chlothar II.

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Among people born in 1882, Abd el-Krim ranks 23Before him are Kurt von Schleicher, Melanie Klein, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Umberto Boccioni. After him are James Franck, Emmerich Kálmán, Zoltán Kodály, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Arthur Eddington, and Charles Ponzi. Among people deceased in 1963, Abd el-Krim ranks 15Before him are Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, Ngo Dinh Diem, Nâzım Hikmet, and Paul Hindemith. After him are Francis Poulenc, Yasujirō Ozu, Sylvia Plath, Theodor Heuss, Thích Quảng Đức, and Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Abd el-Krim ranks 6 out of 163. Before him are Ibn Battuta (1304), Tariq ibn Ziyad (670), Jean Reno (1948), Hassan II of Morocco (1929), and Just Fontaine (1933). After him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Alain Badiou (1937), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), and Nathalie Delon (1941).

Among POLITICIANS In Morocco

Among politicians born in Morocco, Abd el-Krim ranks 2Before him are Hassan II of Morocco (1929). After him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), Yusuf ibn Tashfin (1009), Idris I of Morocco (743), Ahmad al-Mansur (1549), Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur (1160), Yusef of Morocco (1882), and Ibn Tumart (1097).