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Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr

1914 - 1982

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Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1 July 1914 – 4 October 1982) was an Iraqi politician who served as the fourth president of Iraq, from 17 July 1968 to 16 July 1979. He was a leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and later the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organisation Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region (the Ba'ath Party's Iraqi branch), which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and Arab socialism. Al-Bakr first rose to prominence after the 14 July Revolution, which overthrew the monarchy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr has received more than 1,112,413 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr is the 1,957th most popular politician (up from 2,158th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Iraq and the 28th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr was the president of Iraq from 1968-1979. He was also the Secretary General of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party.

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Among politicians, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ranks 1,957 out of 15,577Before him are Lothair II, Wen Jiabao, Sancho I of Portugal, Muwatalli II, Klaus Iohannis, and Rugila. After him are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, Elizabeth of Portugal, Ambiorix, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Frederick the Fair.

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Among people born in 1914, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ranks 20Before him are Julio Cortázar, Bohumil Hrabal, Octavio Paz, William S. Burroughs, Richard Widmark, and Lída Baarová. After him are Jonas Salk, Willi Stoph, Joe Louis, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Desmond Llewelyn, and Karl Carstens. Among people deceased in 1982, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ranks 26Before him are Barack Obama Sr., Louis Aragon, Gala Dalí, Karl von Frisch, Hans Selye, and Gilles Villeneuve. After him are Mikhail Suslov, Hugh Everett III, Ivan Bagramyan, Hugo Theorell, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and Georges Perec.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ranks 54 out of 338Before him are Al-Musta'sim (1213), Ibn Hisham (701), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), Mustafa Barzani (1903), and Junayd of Baghdad (830). After him are Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Ali Hassan al-Majid (1941), Tariq Aziz (1936), Fuad Masum (1938), and Lugal-zage-si (-2360).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr ranks 28Before him are Al-Mu'tasim (796), Faisal II of Iraq (1935), Šuppiluliuma I (-1344), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), and Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200). After him are Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Tariq Aziz (1936), Fuad Masum (1938), Lugal-zage-si (-2360), and Shalmaneser I (-1400).