Amin al-Husseini

1895 - 1974

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Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (Arabic: محمد أمين الحسيني; c. 1897 – 4 July 1974) was a Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine. Al-Husseini was the scion of the al-Husayni family of Jerusalemite Arab nobles, who trace their origins to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Husseini was born in Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire in 1897, he received education in Islamic, Ottoman, and Catholic schools. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amin al-Husseini has received more than 1,928,665 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Amin al-Husseini is the 527th most popular politician (up from 1,033rd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Israel (up from 50th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Israeli Politician.

Amin al-husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the leader of the Arab Higher Committee, which was the main political body in Palestine. He is most famous for his role in the Arab Revolt against the British Mandate in Palestine.

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Among politicians, Amin al-Husseini ranks 527 out of 19,576Before him are Robert Schuman, Louis I of Hungary, Valerian, Zhou Enlai, Frederick William I of Prussia, and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Henry VI of England, Herbert Hoover, Tahmasp I, Friedrich Ebert, Emperor Jimmu, and Umberto II of Italy.

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Among people born in 1895, Amin al-Husseini ranks 6Before him are George VI, Juan Perón, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Carl Orff, and Santiago Bernabéu Yeste. After him are Buster Keaton, Richard Sorge, Ernst Jünger, Wilm Hosenfeld, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Max Horkheimer. Among people deceased in 1974, Amin al-Husseini ranks 6Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Oskar Schindler, Georgy Zhukov, Juan Perón, and Georges Pompidou. After him are Lyudmila Pavlichenko, James Chadwick, Vittorio De Sica, Pär Lagerkvist, U Thant, and Baldur von Schirach.

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Among people born in Israel, Amin al-Husseini ranks 35 out of 466Before him are Ahmed Yassin (1937), Herod Antipas (-20), Bathsheba (-3500), Rehoboam (-972), John the Evangelist (10), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160). After him are Joachim (-100), Matthias the Apostle (1), Jeroboam (-1000), Eusebius (265), Ehud Barak (1942), and Judas Maccabeus (-200).


Among politicians born in Israel, Amin al-Husseini ranks 11Before him are Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Moshe Dayan (1915), Herod Antipas (-20), Rehoboam (-972), and Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160). After him are Jeroboam (-1000), Ehud Barak (1942), Ehud Olmert (1945), Hezekiah (-800), Josiah (-648), and Reuven Rivlin (1939).