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Elijah Muhammad

1897 - 1975

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Elijah Muhammad (born Elijah Robert Poole; October 7, 1897 – February 25, 1975) was an African American religious leader, black separatist, and self-proclaimed Messenger of Allah, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. Muhammad was also the teacher and mentor of Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his own son, Warith Deen Mohammed. In the 1930s, Muhammad established the Nation of Islam, a religious movement that promoted black pride, economic empowerment, and separation of black and white Americans. His ideas were strongly influenced by Wallace Fard Muhammad, who was the founder of the NOI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elijah Muhammad has received more than 6,343,287 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Elijah Muhammad is the 4,801st most popular politician (up from 5,626th in 2019), the 1,601st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,947th in 2019) and the 105th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Elijah Muhammad ranks 4,801 out of 15,577Before him are King Mu of Zhou, Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mizizios, Munjong of Goryeo, Ryszard Kaczorowski, and Herennia Etruscilla. After him are Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Hans Modrow, Iziaslav II of Kiev, Al-Mustansir, Shote Galica, and Modibo Keïta.

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Among people born in 1897, Elijah Muhammad ranks 66Before him are Douglas Sirk, Vito Genovese, Theodor Busse, Marcel Petiot, Winifred Wagner, and Karl Löwith. After him are Sidney Bechet, Benjamin Lee Whorf, Judith Anderson, Jean Epstein, Thornton Wilder, and Philippe Soupault. Among people deceased in 1975, Elijah Muhammad ranks 48Before him are Rex Stout, Bernard Herrmann, Carlo Levi, Vicente Feola, George Stevens, and P. G. Wodehouse. After him are Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Edward Tatum, Thornton Wilder, Ivan Maisky, and Hans Bellmer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elijah Muhammad ranks 1,601 out of 18,182Before him are Ed White (1930), Cy Twombly (1928), Sterling Hayden (1916), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), and Raoul Walsh (1887). After him are Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Frank Drake (1930), River Phoenix (1970), Chadwick Boseman (1977), and Walter Brennan (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Elijah Muhammad ranks 105Before him are Conrad Hilton (1887), Janet Yellen (1946), Chief Seattle (1786), William Walker (1824), Samuel Adams (1722), and George Clinton (1739). After him are Hiram Bingham III (1875), Walter Mondale (1928), Cochise (1805), Tecumseh (1768), Caroline Kennedy (1957), and Cus D'Amato (1908).