Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din

1170 - 1225

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Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (Arabic: الأفضل بن صلاح الدين, "most superior"; c. 1169 – 1225, generally known as Al-Afdal (الأفضل), was one of seventeen sons of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and thus of Kurdish descent. He succeeded his father as the second Ayyubid emir of Damascus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din has received more than 131,136 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din is the 7,028th most popular politician (up from 9,523rd in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Syria (up from 100th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din ranks 7,028 out of 15,577Before him are Quintus Servilius Caepio, Zénaïde Bonaparte, José Antonio Páez, Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria, Guillaume de Sonnac, and Ramón Serrano Suñer. After him are Aulus Hirtius, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, Al-Qa'im, Rudamun, Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, and Sadyattes.

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Among people born in 1170, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din ranks 13Before him are Hermann von Salza, Isabella of Hainault, Muqali, Jayadeva, Otto I, Count of Burgundy, and Pierre de Castelnau. After him are Jacques de Vitry, Abdallah al-Adil, Conrad II, Duke of Swabia, Henry I, Count of Anhalt, Rodrigo Jiménez de Rada, and Robert de Clari. Among people deceased in 1225, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din ranks 8Before him are Al-Nasir, Comtessa de Dia, Hōjō Masako, Arnaud Amalric, Ma Yuan, and Angelus of Jerusalem. After him are Engelbert II of Berg, Adolf III of Holstein, and Jien.

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Among people born in Syria, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din ranks 79 out of 181Before him are Thierry, Count of Flanders (1100), Duqaq (1100), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ibn Asakir (1105), Gregory III Laham (1933), and Evagrius Scholasticus (536). After him are Al-Qa'im (893), Anisa Makhlouf (1930), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), and Numenius of Apamea (200).


Among politicians born in Syria, Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din ranks 37Before him are Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Nureddin al-Atassi (1929), Sergius I of Constantinople (565), and Duqaq (1100). After him are Al-Qa'im (893), Anisa Makhlouf (1930), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Soraya Tarzi (1899), and Adib Shishakli (1909).