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Ayman al-Zawahiri

1951 - 2022

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Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri (Arabic: أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري, romanized: ʾAyman Muḥammad Rabīʿ aẓ-Ẓawāhirī; June 19, 1951 – July 31, 2022) was an Egyptian-born terrorist and physician who served as the second emir of al-Qaeda from June 16, 2011, until his death on July 31, 2022. Al-Zawahiri graduated from Cairo University with a degree in medicine and a master's degree in surgery and was a surgeon by profession. He became a leading figure in the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, an Egyptian Islamist organization, and eventually attained the rank of emir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ayman al-Zawahiri has received more than 7,647,855 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Ayman al-Zawahiri is the 22nd most popular extremist (up from 30th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 111th in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Extremist.

Ayman al-Zawahiri is most famous for being a co-founder of al-Qaeda and the current leader of the group.

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Among extremists, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 22 out of 209Before him are Zodiac Killer, Ed Gein, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Albert Fish, Ulrike Meinhof, and Charles Ponzi. After him are John Wayne Gacy, Jim Jones, Carlos the Jackal, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Amon Göth, and Cleon.

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Among people born in 1951, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 13Before him are Kurt Russell, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Santiago Calatrava, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi. After him are Bonnie Tyler, Romina Power, Anatoly Karpov, Akhmad Kadyrov, Aslan Maskhadov, and Michael Keaton. Among people deceased in 2022, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 20Before him are Kane Tanaka, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Madeleine Albright, and Vivienne Westwood. After him are José Eduardo dos Santos, Angela Lansbury, Shinzō Abe, Dietrich Mateschitz, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and James Caan.

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Among people born in Egypt, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 83 out of 582Before him are Hassan al-Banna (1906), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Den (-3000), Isetnofret (-1250), Saint Menas (285), and Mohamed Morsi (1951). After him are Saint Sarah (100), Athenaeus (200), Djedefre (-2600), Ctesibius (-284), Pappus of Alexandria (290), and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954).


Among extremists born in Egypt, Ayman al-Zawahiri ranks 1After him are Mohamed Atta (1968), Omar Abdel-Rahman (1938), and Abu Ayyub al-Masri (1968).