Al-Mutawakkil III

1500 - 1543

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Al-Mutawakkil III (Arabic: المتوكل على الله الثالث) (died 1543) was the seventeenth Abbasid caliph of Cairo for the Mamluk Sultanate from 1508 to 1516, and again in 1517. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mutawakkil III has received more than 228,390 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Al-Mutawakkil III is the 3,545th most popular politician (up from 4,164th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 198th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Politician.

Al-Mutawakkil III was the last Abbasid caliph. He was most famous for his persecution of the Shia Muslims.

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Among politicians, Al-Mutawakkil III ranks 3,545 out of 15,577Before him are Shahrbaraz, Tancred of Hauteville, Švitrigaila, Emperor Richū, Leopold VI, Duke of Austria, and Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Emund the Old, Karim Khan Zand, Georges Ernest Boulanger, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Helenus, and James Macpherson.

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Among people born in 1500, Al-Mutawakkil III ranks 11Before him are Fatma Sultan, Gülfem Hatun, Wu Cheng'en, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Bartolomeo Eustachi, and Hernando de Soto. After him are Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, John of Ávila, Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, Reginald Pole, Afanasy Nikitin, and Paris Bordone. Among people deceased in 1543, Al-Mutawakkil III ranks 5Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus, Şehzade Mehmed, Mary Boleyn, and Afonso I of Kongo. After him are Johann Eck, Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Maria Salviati, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Francesco Canova da Milano, and Polidoro da Caravaggio.

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Among people born in Egypt, Al-Mutawakkil III ranks 179 out of 582Before him are Taha Hussein (1889), John Philoponus (490), Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853), Neferirkare Kakai (-2483), Saadia Gaon (882), and Cleopatra Thea (-164). After him are Antipope Dioscorus (500), Tetisheri (-1600), Ahmose (-1504), Shepseskare (-2450), Tewfik Pasha (1852), and Al-Aziz Uthman (1171).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Al-Mutawakkil III ranks 87Before him are Hetepheres I (-2700), Intef II (-2150), Apepi (-1600), Cleopatra Selene of Syria (-130), Hussein Kamel of Egypt (1853), and Cleopatra Thea (-164). After him are Tetisheri (-1600), Ahmose (-1504), Shepseskare (-2450), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Al-Aziz Uthman (1171), and Al-Ashraf Khalil (1260).