Ali Hassan al-Majid

1941 - 2010

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Ali Hassan Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (ʿAlī Ḥasan ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Tikrītī; Arabic: علي حسن عبد المجيد التكريتي‎ c. 1941 – 25 January 2010) was an Iraqi politician and military commander under Saddam Hussein who served as Defence Minister, Interior Minister, and chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Hassan al-Majid has received more than 660,079 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ali Hassan al-Majid is the 11th most popular public worker, the 51st most popular biography from Iraq (up from 62nd in 2019) 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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Among public workers, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 11 out of 15Before him are Mikhail Kalinin, Gaius Maecenas, Robert Walpole, Demetrius of Phalerum, François Guizot, and Thomas Cromwell. After him are Markus Wolf, John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Pascal Lamy, and Chelsea Clinton.

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Among people born in 1941, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 38Before him are Charlie Watts, Flórián Albert, Laura Antonelli, Gheorghe Zamfir, Vivienne Westwood, and Wolfgang Petersen. After him are Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka, Pete Best, Mahmoud Darwish, Ivan Gašparovič, and Jordi Savall. Among people deceased in 2010, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 17Before him are Lech Kaczyński, Claude Chabrol, Zecharia Sitchin, Bobby Farrell, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, and Alois Brunner. After him are Vasily Smyslov, Georges Charpak, Maurice Allais, Louise Bourgeois, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, and Jean Simmons.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 51 out of 300Before him are Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), Al-Mutawakkil (822), Ahmad ibn Fadlan (900), Al-Musta'sim (1213), and Šuppiluliuma I (-1344). After him are Hasan al-Askari (846), Berossus (-400), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Ziryab (789), Mustafa Barzani (1903), and Junayd of Baghdad (830).

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Among public workers born in Iraq, Ali Hassan al-Majid ranks 1