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Ali Abdullah Saleh

1947 - 2017

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Ali Abdullah Saleh al-Ahmar (Arabic: علي عبدالله صالح الأحمر , ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ al-Aḥmar; 21 March 1947 – 4 December 2017) was a Yemeni politician who served as the first President of Yemen, from Yemeni unification on 22 May 1990 to his resignation on 25 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.Saleh developed deeper ties with Western powers, especially the United States, in the War on Terror. Islamic terrorism may have been used and encouraged by Ali Abdullah Saleh to win Western support and for disruptive politically motivated attacks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Abdullah Saleh has received more than 1,702,242 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Ali Abdullah Saleh is the 1,763rd most popular politician (up from 1,971st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Yemen 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 1,763 out of 15,577Before him are Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Conrad of Montferrat, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Ferdinand Karl, Archduke of Austria-Este, Uesugi Kenshin, and Ladislaus IV of Hungary. After him are Conradin, Chilperic II, Alaeddin Pasha, Bao Zheng, Kim Jong-un, and Al-Musta'sim.

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Among people born in 1947, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 32Before him are Shirin Ebadi, Paco de Lucía, Robert Kiyosaki, Sam Neill, Dick Advocaat, and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. After him are France Gall, Farrah Fawcett, Herman Van Rompuy, Meat Loaf, Gloria Gaynor, and Gigliola Cinquetti. Among people deceased in 2017, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 21Before him are Hugh Hefner, John Hurt, Mireille Darc, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, and Glen Campbell. After him are Jerry Lewis, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Martin Landau, Mário Soares, Lotfi A. Zadeh, and George A. Romero.

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Among people born in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 2 out of 21Before him are Uwais al-Qarani (594). After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Malik al-Ashtar (585), Miqdad ibn Aswad (589), Mukesh Ambani (1957), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Tawakkol Karman (1979), Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani (893), and Ahmad bin Yahya (1891).


Among politicians born in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 1After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Miqdad ibn Aswad (589), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Ahmad bin Yahya (1891), Ali Nasir Muhammad (1940), Mohammed Basindawa (1935), Abdul Qadir Bajamal (1946), Ali Muhammad Mujawar (1953), and Ahmed Obaid Bin Dagher (1952).

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