Elijah Muhammad

1897 - 1975

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Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an American religious leader, black separatist, and self-proclaimed Messenger of Allah who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1933 until his death in 1975. Muhammad was also the teacher and mentor of Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed. In the 1930s, Muhammad formally established the Nation of Islam, a religious movement that originated under the leadership and teachings of Wallace Fard Muhammad and that promoted black power, pride, economic empowerment, and racial separation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elijah Muhammad has received more than 7,484,768 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Elijah Muhammad is the 6,337th most popular politician (down from 4,741st in 2019), the 2,026th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,601st in 2019) and the 137th most popular American Politician.

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  • 7.5M

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  • 57.75

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  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Elijah Muhammad has had the most page views in the with 813,333 views, followed by French (44,198), and Spanish (30,966). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (144.87%), Vietnamese (43.53%), and Galician (34.18%)


Among politicians, Elijah Muhammad ranks 6,337 out of 19,576Before him are Mahmud Pasha Angelović, Alain Juppé, Ramón Grau, Silo of Asturias, Manuel L. Quezon, and Sidónio Pais. After him are Tokugawa Ienobu, Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Hayato Ikeda, Tokugawa Ieshige, Albert I, Duke of Saxony, and Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei.

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Among people born in 1897, Elijah Muhammad ranks 87Before him are Judith Anderson, Tarjei Vesaas, Shoghi Effendi, Chen Cheng, Yuri Kondratyuk, and Marcel Petiot. After him are Maria Valtorta, Arthur Greiser, Samuel Noah Kramer, Jesse Douglas, Manuel Ávila Camacho, and Kurt Gerron. Among people deceased in 1975, Elijah Muhammad ranks 57Before him are Marguerite Perey, Luigi Dallapiccola, Avery Brundage, Henry Calvin, Lyubov Orlova, and Gunnar Gunnarsson. After him are Robert Stolz, Leroy Anderson, Michel Simon, Eugen Fink, Fredric March, and George Stevens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elijah Muhammad ranks 2,026 out of 20,380Before him are Woody Guthrie (1912), Suzanne Somers (1946), Arthur Kennedy (1914), Katharine Ross (1940), Solomon Burke (1936), and Gabe Newell (1962). After him are Teri Hatcher (1964), Ira Levin (1929), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Martin Gardner (1914), Bob Odenkirk (1962), and Ashton Kutcher (1978).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Elijah Muhammad ranks 137Before him are Henry A. Wallace (1888), Avery Brundage (1887), Pontiac (1714), Samuel Adams (1722), Hubert Humphrey (1911), and William H. Seward (1801). After him are Paul Bremer (1941), Prescott Bush (1895), Cus D'Amato (1908), Cochise (1805), Mike Pompeo (1963), and George Wallace (1919).