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Abraha (Ge’ez: አብርሃ) (also spelled Abreha, died after 570 CE), also known as Abrahah al-Ashram (Arabic: أَبْرَهَة ٱلْأَشْرَم), was an Aksumite army general, then the viceroy of South Arabia for the Kingdom of Aksum, and later declared himself an independent King of Himyar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraha has received more than 495,525 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Abraha is the 160th most popular military personnel (up from 189th in 2019), the 55th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 59th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Saudi Arabian Military Personnel.

Abraha was most famous for leading a military expedition against Mecca in the year 570 AD.

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  • 500k

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  • 67.39

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among military personnels, Abraha ranks 160 out of 1,468Before him are Alfred von Schlieffen, José de San Martín, Rudolf Abel, Gertrude Bell, Andrey Vlasov, and Minamoto no Yoshitsune. After him are Pyotr Bagration, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Joseph Joffre, Ernst Busch, Joachim Peiper, and Auguste de Marmont.

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Among people born in 600, Abraha ranks 7Before him are Jordanes, Abu Hurairah, Pope Eugene I, Pope Vitalian, Samo, and Pope John IV. After him are Musaylimah, Zainab bint Muhammad, Abdullah ibn Masud, Bahira, Muadh ibn Jabal, and Maria al-Qibtiyya. Among people deceased in 600, Abraha ranks 2Before him is Jordanes. After him are Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, Sophia, Stephanus of Byzantium, Qasim ibn Muhammad, Priscian, Leander of Seville, Hrólfr Kraki, Bharavi, Eutocius of Ascalon, and John the Lydian.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abraha ranks 55 out of 251Before him are Ali al-Ridha (770), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Amr ibn Hishām (570), Musa al-Kadhim (745), Hasan al-Basri (642), and Zaynab bint Ali (626). After him are Abbas ibn Ali (647), Umm Salama (602), Musaylimah (600), Ibn Ishaq (704), Sawda bint Zamʿa (589), and Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf (661).


Among military personnels born in Saudi Arabia, Abraha ranks 3Before him are Khalid ibn al-Walid (592) and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595). After him are Amr ibn al-As (580), Muhammad bin Qasim (695), Imru' al-Qais (501), and Uqba ibn Nafi (622).