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Ahmad Shah Massoud

1953 - 2001

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Ahmad Shah Massoud (Dari Persian/Pashto: احمد شاه مسعود; September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001) was an Afghan politician and military commander. He was a powerful guerrilla commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmad Shah Massoud has received more than 1,537,839 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Ahmad Shah Massoud is the 1,576th most popular politician (up from 1,959th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 14th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Afghan Politician.

Ahmad Shah Massoud was a military and political leader in Afghanistan. He was the military commander of the Northern Alliance, a coalition of Afghan forces opposed to the Taliban.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 1,576 out of 15,710Before him are Albert Lebrun, Amr ibn Hishām, John II of Aragon, Getúlio Vargas, Elizabeth of Portugal, and Edward, King of Portugal. After him are Viktor Orbán, Emeric, King of Hungary, Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, Werner von Fritsch, Alexios II Komnenos, and Bảo Đại.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 10Before him are Pierce Brosnan, Norodom Sihamoni, Herta Müller, Kim Basinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Brigitte Macron. After him are Richard Stallman, Isabelle Huppert, Richard Clayderman, Tony Blair, Jim Jarmusch, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Among people deceased in 2001, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 15Before him are Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Christiaan Barnard, and Iannis Xenakis. After him are Ernst Gombrich, William Hanna, Fred Hoyle, Robert Ludlum, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, and Alberto Korda.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 12 out of 108Before him are Jami (1414), Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), and Mahmud of Ghazni (971). After him are Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 7Before him are Abbas the Great (1571), Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), and Mahmud of Ghazni (971). After him are Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722).