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ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: عَلِيّ بْن أَبِي طَالِب; c. 600 – 661 CE) was the last of four Rightly Guided Caliphs to rule Islam (r. 656 – 661) immediately after the death of Muhammad, and he was the first Shia Imam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali has received more than 7,781,990 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 107 in 2019). Ali is the 24th most popular religious figure (down from 21st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 2nd most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Ali is most famous for his boxing career. He was a three-time heavyweight champion and a two-time light heavyweight champion. He was also an Olympic gold medalist.

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  • 111

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  • 5.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among religious figures, Ali ranks 24 out of 2,238Before him are Isaac, Saint George, Saint Joseph, Andrew the Apostle, Elijah, and John Calvin. After him are Abu Bakr, Matthew the Apostle, Saint Barbara, Samson, Martin of Tours, and Jonah.

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Among people born in 601, Ali ranks 1After him are Go of Balhae, Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Qapaghan Qaghan, Julian, Count of Ceuta, Æthelred of Mercia, Ilterish Qaghan, Cenwalh of Wessex, Fructuosus of Braga, Peada of Mercia, and Óengus I. Among people deceased in 661, Ali ranks 1After him are Hafsa bint Umar, Empress Kōgyoku, Muyeol of Silla, Abd al-Rahman ibn Muljam, Aripert I, and Labīd.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 3 out of 251Before him are Muhammad (570) and Umar (585). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Osama bin Laden (1957).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 2Before him are Muhammad (570). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659).