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Ali ibn Abi Talib (Arabic: عَلِيّ ٱبْن أَبِي طَالِب‎, ʿAlīy ibn ʾAbī Ṭālib; 13 September 601 – 29 January 661) was a cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, who ruled as the fourth caliph from 656 to 661, but is regarded as the rightful immediate successor to Muhammad as an Imam by Shia Muslims. Ali was born inside the sacred sanctuary of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place in Islam, to Abu Talib and Fatimah bint Asad. He was the first male who accepted Islam under Muhammad's watch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali has received more than 3,998,601 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular religious figure.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES, Ali ranks 24 out of 2,001Before him are Judas Iscariot, Elijah, Aaron, Saint Joseph, John Calvin, and Matthew the Apostle. After him are Andrew the Apostle, Saint Nicholas, James, son of Zebedee, Abu Bakr, John the Apostle, and Pope John XXIII.

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

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Ali ranks 3 out of 174Before him are Muhammad (570) and Umar (585). After him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Uthman (574), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), and Hasan ibn Ali (624).