Ahmed Yassin

1937 - 2004

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Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin (1 January 1937 – 22 March 2004) (Arabic: الشيخ أحمد إسماعيل حسن ياسين‎ ash-shaykh Aḥmad Ismāʻīl Ḥasan Yāsīn) was a Palestinian imam and politician. He was a founder of Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian paramilitary organization and political party. Yassin also served as the spiritual leader of the organization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmed Yassin has received more than 599,961 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Ahmed Yassin is the 454th most popular religious figure (down from 374th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Israel (down from 58th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

Ahmed Yassin is most famous for being the founder and leader of Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organization.

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Among religious figures, Ahmed Yassin ranks 454 out of 2,272Before him are Eber, Pope Adrian III, Hugues de Payens, Denis, Pope Sisinnius, and Rabbi Akiva. After him are Eric IX of Sweden, Pope Miltiades, Rashi, Genevieve, Antipope Clement VII, and Micah.

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Among people born in 1937, Ahmed Yassin ranks 18Before him are Vanessa Redgrave, Queen Paola of Belgium, Renzo Piano, Martti Ahtisaari, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and Jared Diamond. After him are Mengistu Haile Mariam, Warren Beatty, Bruce McLaren, Bobby Charlton, Philip Glass, and Egon Krenz. Among people deceased in 2004, Ahmed Yassin ranks 16Before him are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, Janet Leigh, and Christopher Reeve. After him are Susan Sontag, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Maurice Wilkins, Stieg Larsson, and Leônidas.

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Among people born in Israel, Ahmed Yassin ranks 67 out of 389Before him are Zedekiah (-617), Edward Said (1935), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177), Rabbi Akiva (50), and Abijah of Judah (-1000). After him are Micah (-737), Jehoiakim (-634), Jeconiah (-700), Ehud Barak (1942), Amon of Judah (-660), and James, son of Alphaeus (-10).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Ahmed Yassin ranks 37Before him are Saint Matthias (1), Saint Veronica (1), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Barabbas (1), Penitent thief (-18), and Rabbi Akiva (50). After him are Micah (-737), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Annas (-22), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Simeon (null), and James, brother of Jesus (-20).