Ahmed Yassin

1937 - 2004

Ahmed Yassin

Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Hassan Yassin (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 387,411 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 377th most popular religious figure.

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Ahmed Yassin ranks 377 out of 2,001Before him are Saint Sava, Ali al-Ridha, Aminah, John Vianney, Geli Raubal, and Pope Innocent V. After him are Pachomius the Great, Pope Hilarius, Saint Walpurga, Simeon Stylites, Pope Hyginus, and Pope Gelasius II.

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Among people born in 1937, Ahmed Yassin ranks 18Before him are Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Renzo Piano, Vanessa Redgrave, Martti Ahtisaari, and Madeleine Albright. After him are Queen Paola of Belgium, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Gordon Banks, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Philip Glass. Among people deceased in 2004, Ahmed Yassin ranks 13Before him are Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Peter Ustinov, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. After him are Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Janet Leigh, Susan Sontag, Stieg Larsson, and Christopher Reeve.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ahmed Yassin ranks 59 out of 294Before him are Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Procopius (500), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Josiah (-648), Herodias (-100), and Daniel Kahneman (1934). After him are Amin al-Husseini (1895), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Edward Said (1935), Rabbi Akiva (50), Annas (-22), and James, son of Alphaeus (-10).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Ahmed Yassin ranks 36Before him are Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), Saint Veronica (1), Barabbas (1), and Judas Maccabeus (-200). After him are Rabbi Akiva (50), Annas (-22), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Pontius Pilate's wife (6), Pope Theodore I (600), and Simeon (null).

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