Ali Abdullah Saleh

1947 - 2017

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Ali Abdullah Saleh al-Ahmar (Arabic: , ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ al-Aḥmar; 21 March 1947 – 4 December 2017) was a Yemeni politician who served as the first President of the Republic of Yemen, from Yemeni unification on 22 May 1990, to his resignation on 27 February 2012, following the Yemeni revolution. Previously, he had served as President of the Yemen Arab Republic, or North Yemen, from July 1978, to 22 May 1990, after the assassination of President Ahmad al-Ghashmi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Abdullah Saleh has received more than 2,118,359 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Ali Abdullah Saleh is the 766th most popular politician (up from 1,739th in 2019), the most popular biography from Yemen (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Yemeni Politician.

Ali Abdullah Saleh was the president of Yemen for more than 30 years. He is most famous for his role in the Yemeni Civil War.

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Among politicians, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 766 out of 19,576Before him are Pepi II Neferkare, Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Enver Pasha, Umar II, and Karl Liebknecht. After him are Emperor Gaozu of Tang, Henry III of England, Phocas, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1947, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 15Before him are David Letterman, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Brian May, and Josep Borrell. After him are Salman Rushdie, James Hunt, Shirin Ebadi, Mario Draghi, Paul Auster, and Takeshi Kitano. Among people deceased in 2017, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 9Before him are Michael I of Romania, Roger Moore, Stanislav Petrov, Gene Cernan, Zygmunt Bauman, and Salvatore Riina. After him are David Rockefeller, Jalal Talabani, Raymond Kopa, Chuck Berry, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Liliane Bettencourt.

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In Yemen

Among people born in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 1 out of 35After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Uwais al-Qarani (594), Abdullah ibn Saba' (700), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Malik al-Ashtar (585), Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (1908), Miqdad ibn Aswad (589), Rashad al-Alimi (1954), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Mukesh Ambani (1957), and Muhammad al-Badr (1926).


Among politicians born in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 1After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Rashad al-Alimi (1954), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Ahmad bin Yahya (1891), Hussein al-Houthi (1960), Ali Nasir Muhammad (1940), Mohammed Basindawa (1935), Abdullah al-Sallal (1917), and Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas (1939).