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 notables, who trace their origins to the eponymous grandson of Muhammad. After receiving an education in Islamic, Ottoman, and Catholic schools, he went on to serve in the Ottoman army in World War I. At war's end he stationed himself in Damascus as a supporter of the Arab Kingdom of Syria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amin al-Husseini has received more than 1,087,970 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Amin al-Husseini is the 1,041st most popular politician (up from 1,055th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Israel (up from 59th in 2019) and the 15th most popular 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 1,041 out of 15,577Before him are Zeno, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Christian I of Denmark, Faisal I of Iraq, Feodor II of Russia, and Grover Cleveland. After him are Jérôme Bonaparte, Abdullah I of Jordan, Sejo of Joseon, Gustav Stresemann, Meritaten, and Michael VII Doukas.

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Among people born in 1895, Amin al-Husseini ranks 17Before him are Wilm Hosenfeld, Nikolai Yezhov, Ernst Jünger, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Horkheimer, and Semyon Timoshenko. After him are Paul Hindemith, Paul Éluard, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Henrik Dam. Among people deceased in 1974, Amin al-Husseini ranks 9Before him are Georgy Zhukov, Georges Pompidou, Juan Perón, James Chadwick, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and Vittorio De Sica. After him are Pär Lagerkvist, Baldur von Schirach, U Thant, Imre Lakatos, Rudolf Dassler, and David Oistrakh.

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Among people born in Israel, Amin al-Husseini ranks 52 out of 430Before him are Daniel Kahneman (1934), Judas Maccabeus (-200), Amos Oz (1939), James, son of Alphaeus (-10), Barabbas (1), and Herodias (-100). After him are Micah (-737), Dinah (-1700), Joel (-1), Nehemiah (-490), Zedekiah (-617), and Manasseh of Judah (-800).


Among politicians born in Israel, Amin al-Husseini ranks 15Before him are Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), Hezekiah (-800), Jeroboam (-1000), and Josiah (-648). After him are Zedekiah (-617), Manasseh of Judah (-800), Amalric of Jerusalem (1136), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Abijah of Judah (-1000), and Baldwin V of Jerusalem (1177).