Emir Abdelkader

1808 - 1883

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Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine (6 September 1808 – 26 May 1883; Arabic: عبد القادر ابن محيي الدين ʿAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥy al-dīn), known as the Emir Abdelkader or Abdelkader El Hassani El Djazairi, was an Algerian religious and military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion of Algiers in the early 19th century. As an Islamic scholar and Sufi who unexpectedly found himself leading a military campaign, he built up a collection of Algerian tribesmen that for many years successfully held out against one of the most advanced armies in Europe. His consistent regard for what would now be called human rights, especially as regards his Christian opponents, drew widespread admiration, and a crucial intervention to save the Christian community of Damascus from a massacre in 1860 brought honours and awards from around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emir Abdelkader has received more than 425,411 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Emir Abdelkader is the 1,216th most popular politician (down from 1,184th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 11th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Politician.

Abdelkader was a Muslim sheikh who led an anti-colonial resistance movement against the French in the Algerian War of Independence.

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Among politicians, Emir Abdelkader ranks 1,216 out of 15,577Before him are Richard Cromwell, Daoguang Emperor, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Marie Louise d’Orléans, Emperor Gaozong of Tang, and Felix Yusupov. After him are Lentulus Batiatus, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Constantine X Doukas, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Michel Aoun, and Zachary Taylor.

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Among people born in 1808, Emir Abdelkader ranks 8Before him are Honoré Daumier, Antonio Meucci, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Andrew Johnson, Patrice de MacMahon, and Jefferson Davis. After him are Frederick VII of Denmark, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Thomas Cook, Gérard de Nerval, Maria Malibran, and Johann Gustav Droysen. Among people deceased in 1883, Emir Abdelkader ranks 6Before him are Karl Marx, Richard Wagner, Édouard Manet, Ivan Turgenev, and Gustave Doré. After him are Henri, Count of Chambord, Midhat Pasha, Charles II, Duke of Parma, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Eva Gonzalès.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Emir Abdelkader ranks 12 out of 184Before him are Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Jugurtha (-160), Saint Monica (332), and Ahmed Ben Bella (1916). After him are Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Juba II (-52), Jacques Attali (1943), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Dihya (700), and Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898).

Among POLITICIANS In Algeria

Among politicians born in Algeria, Emir Abdelkader ranks 4Before him are Macrinus (164), Jugurtha (-160), and Ahmed Ben Bella (1916). After him are Juba II (-52), Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945), Dihya (700), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Abdelkader Bensalah (1941), and Juba I of Numidia (-85).