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Ali ibn Abi Talib (Arabic: علي بن أبي طالب, romanized: ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib; c. 600 – 28 January 661) was the fourth Rashidun caliph, reigning from 656 until his assassination in 661. He was a cousin, son-in-law and companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali has received more than 7,020,489 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Ali is the 21st most popular religious figure (up from 24th 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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Among religious figures, Ali ranks 21 out of 2,272Before him are Francis of Assisi, Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Solomon, John Calvin, and Aaron. After him are Saint Joseph, Abu Bakr, Pope Benedict XVI, Mary Magdalene, Andrew the Apostle, and Saint Nicholas.

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

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 3 out of 222Before him are Muhammad (570) and Umar (585). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935).


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), Malik ibn Anas (711), Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abu Hurairah (600), and Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619).