Ali Hassan al-Majid

1941 - 2010

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Ali Hassan Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: علي حسن مجيد التكريت, romanized: ʿAlī Ḥasan Majīd al-Tikrītī; c. 1941 – 25 January 2010), nicknamed Chemical Ali (Arabic: علي الكيمياوي, romanized: ʿAlī al-Kīmīawī), was an Iraqi military officer and politician under Saddam Hussein who served as defence minister, interior minister, and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. He was also the governor of Kuwait during much of the 1990–91 Gulf War. A first cousin of former Ba'athist Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, al-Majid became notorious in the 1980s and 1990s for his alleged role in the Iraqi government's campaigns against internal opposition forces, namely the ethnic Kurdish rebels of the north, and the Shia rebels of the south. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Hassan al-Majid has received more than 1,062,802 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ali Hassan al-Majid is the 9th most popular public worker (up from 10th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Iraq and the most popular Iraqi Public Worker.

Ali hassan al-majid is most famous for being the Iraqi General who was in charge of the Anfal Campaign, which was a campaign of genocide against the Kurdish people.

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Over the past year Ali Hassan al-Majid has had the most page views in the with 158,780 views, followed by Arabic (108,215), and Persian (54,981). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (149.49%), Kurdish (Kurmanji) (60.22%), and Hebrew (51.21%)


Among public workers, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 9 out of 15Before him are Alois Hitler, Joseph Fouché, Mikhail Kalinin, Gaius Maecenas, Demetrius of Phalerum, and Thomas Cromwell. After him are Robert Walpole, Markus Wolf, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Pascal Lamy, Susan Dougan, and Chelsea Clinton.

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Among people born in 1941, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 43Before him are Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Paul Simon, Nathalie Delon, Frank Farian, Dennis Ritchie, and Michael D. Higgins. After him are Bobby Moore, Gheorghe Zamfir, Wolfgang Petersen, Art Garfunkel, Princess Muna al-Hussein, and Nona Gaprindashvili. Among people deceased in 2010, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 16Before him are Dennis Hopper, Claude Chabrol, Éric Rohmer, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and Georges Charpak. After him are Maurice Allais, Vasily Smyslov, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Zecharia Sitchin, Néstor Kirchner, and Gennady Yanayev.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 56 out of 384Before him are Mustafa Barzani (1903), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), and Ibn Hisham (701). After him are Ya'qubi (801), Fuad Masum (1938), Tariq Aziz (1936), Al-Amin (787), Šuppiluliuma I (-1344), and Nabopolassar (-658).

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