Ali Abdullah Saleh

1947 - 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh (Arabic: علي عبدالله صالح , ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ; 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. Terrorism may have been used and encouraged by Ali Abdullah Saleh to win Western support and for disruptive politically motivated attacks.In 2011, in the wake of the Arab Spring, which spread across North Africa and the Middle East (including Yemen), Saleh's time in office became more and more untenable until eventually he was ousted as president in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Abdullah Saleh has received more than 1,213,109 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,877th most popular politician.

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  • 4.03

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Among politicians, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 1,864 out of 14,801Before him are Emperor Momozono, Eric the Victorious, Ibrahim Rugova, Yolande de Polastron, Charles, Duke of Vendôme, and Tomoe Gozen. After him are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiro Gligorov, Chlothar III, Theuderic III, Carlos I of Portugal, and Karl Hanke.

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Among people born in 1947, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 29Before him are Glenn Close, Paco de Lucía, Herman Van Rompuy, Mario Draghi, Takeshi Kitano, and France Gall. After him are Salman Rushdie, Gigliola Cinquetti, Dick Advocaat, Michio Kaku, Sam Neill, and Megawati Sukarnoputri. Among people deceased in 2017, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 31Before him are Johnny Hallyday, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Martin Landau, Louise Hay, and Simone Veil. After him are Tzvetan Todorov, Liliane Bettencourt, Emmanuelle Riva, Liu Xiaobo, Lotfi A. Zadeh, and Slobodan Praljak.

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In Yemen

Among people born in Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh ranks 2 out of 16Before him are Uwais al-Qarani (594). After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), Miqdad ibn Aswad (589), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Shoshana Damari (1923), Mukesh Ambani (1957), Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani (893), Tawakkol Karman (1979), and Mohammed Basindawa (1935).


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), Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (1869), Mohammed Basindawa (1935), Ali Muhammad Mujawar (1953), and Abdul Qadir Bajamal (1946).

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