1223 - 1277

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Al-Malik al-Zahir Rukn al-Din Baibars al-Bunduqdari (Arabic: الملك الظاهر ركن الدين بيبرس البندقداري‎, al-Malik al-Ẓāhir Rukn al-Dīn Baybars al-Bunduqdārī) (1223/1228 – 1 July 1277), of Turkic Kipchak origin, commonly known as Baibars (Arabic: بيبرس‎, Baybars) – nicknamed Abu al-Futuh (أبو الفتوح; English: Father of Conquest, referring to his victories) – was the fourth sultan of Egypt in the Mamluk Bahri dynasty, succeeding Qutuz. He was one of the commanders of the Egyptian forces that inflicted a defeat on the Seventh Crusade of King Louis IX of France. He also led the vanguard of the Egyptian army at the Battle of Ain Jalut in 1260, which marked the first substantial defeat of the Mongol army and is considered a turning point in history.The reign of Baibars marked the start of an age of Mamluk dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean and solidified the durability of their military system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baibars has received more than 707,137 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Baibars is the 432nd most popular politician (up from 512th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 45th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Baibars is most famous for being a Mamluk Sultan who ruled Egypt and Syria from 1260 to 1277. He was also the first ruler of the Bahri dynasty.

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Among politicians, Baibars ranks 432 out of 15,710. Before him are Lothair I, Honorius, Chagatai Khan, Alfred Rosenberg, Henry II of England, and Arcadius. After him are Louis, Grand Dauphin, Ay, Otho, Albert II of Belgium, Franz von Papen, and John II of France.

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Among people born in 1223, Baibars ranks 1After him are Eleanor of Provence and Vaišvilkas. Among people deceased in 1277, Baibars ranks 1After him are Pope John XXI, Stefan Uroš I, and Konstantin Tih.

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Among people born in Egypt, Baibars ranks 38 out of 520. Before him are Miriam (-1400), Caesarion (-47), Horemheb (-1319), Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Demis Roussos (1946), and Philo (-15). After him are Cyril of Alexandria (376), Ay (-1380), Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Hagar (-1800), Menkaure (-2001), and Thutmose I (-1600).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Baibars ranks 16Before him are Rudolf Hess (1894), Khafra (-2550), Seti I (-1323), Khufu (-2700), Caesarion (-47), and Horemheb (-1319). After him are Ay (-1380), Menkaure (-2001), Thutmose I (-1600), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60).