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Ahmad Shah Massoud

1953 - 2001

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Ahmad Shah Massoud (Dari/Pashto: احمد شاه مسعود, Persian pronunciation: [ʔæhmæd ʃɒːh mæsʔuːd]; 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 3,246,888 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Ahmad Shah Massoud is the 860th most popular politician (up from 1,574th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 12th in 2019) and the 5th 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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  • 70.22

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  • 64

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  • 8.55

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  • 3.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 860 out of 15,577Before him are Islam Karimov, Jozef Tiso, Aurangzeb, Kara Mustafa Pasha, Qaboos bin Said al Said, and Farah Pahlavi. After him are Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Eleanor of Austria, and Halfdan Ragnarsson.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 5Before him are Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-in, Pierce Brosnan, and Zico. After him are Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Brigitte Macron, Herta Müller, Norodom Sihamoni, Kim Basinger, Isabelle Huppert, and Richard Clayderman. Among people deceased in 2001, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 5Before him are Anthony Quinn, Tove Jansson, George Harrison, and Josef Bican. After him are Claude Shannon, Jorge Amado, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Didi, and Christiaan Barnard.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 7 out of 145Before him are Rumi (1207), Al-Farabi (872), Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), and Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940). After him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Abu Dawood (817).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Massoud ranks 5Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), and Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940). After him are Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Omar (1962), and Babrak Karmal (1929).