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 in the mid-19th century. 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 273,201 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Emir Abdelkader is the 1,185th most popular politician (up from 1,268th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Algeria and the 4th most popular Algerian Politician.

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Among politicians, Emir Abdelkader ranks 1,185 out of 15,710. Before him are Muawiya II, Marie Louise d’Orléans, F. W. de Klerk, Turgut Özal, John III of Portugal, and Kwame Nkrumah. After him are Nabopolassar, Helmut Schmidt, U Thant, Daniel Ortega, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, and Asparuh of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1808, Emir Abdelkader ranks 6Before him are Napoleon III, Honoré Daumier, Antonio Meucci, Andrew Johnson, and Patrice de MacMahon. After him are Frederick VII of Denmark, Jefferson Davis, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Gérard de Nerval, Thomas Cook, and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria. 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, Joseph Plateau, Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Charles II, Duke of Parma, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands.

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In Algeria

Among people born in Algeria, Emir Abdelkader ranks 11 out of 164. Before him are Jacques Derrida (1930), Macrinus (164), Louis Althusser (1918), Saint Monica (332), Jugurtha (-160), and Ahmed Ben Bella (1916). After him are Édouard-Henri Avril (1849), Juba II (-52), Dihya (700), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1933), 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), Dihya (700), Houari Boumédiène (1932), Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (1898), Marcel Cerdan (1916), Syphax (-250), Juba I of Numidia (-85), and Abdelmadjid Tebboune (1945).