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Faisal I of Iraq

1885 - 1933

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Faisal I bin Al-Hussein bin Ali Al-Hashemi (Arabic: فيصل الأول بن الحسين بن علي الهاشمي, Faysal el-Evvel bin al-Ḥusayn bin Alī el-Hâşimî; 20 May 1885 – 8 September 1933) was King of the Arab Kingdom of Syria or Greater Syria in 1920, and was King of Iraq from 23 August 1921 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faisal I of Iraq has received more than 2,001,269 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Faisal I of Iraq is the 1,038th most popular politician (up from 1,083rd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 40th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Faisal I of Iraq is most famous for being the first king of Iraq, and the founder of the Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq.

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Among politicians, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 1,038 out of 15,577Before him are Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, Nestor, Trygve Lie, Zeno, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Christian I of Denmark. After him are Feodor II of Russia, Grover Cleveland, Amin al-Husseini, Jérôme Bonaparte, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Sejo of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1885, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 10Before him are Albert Kesselring, Hermann Hoth, Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, and Ezra Pound. After him are George S. Patton, Robert Delaunay, Karen Horney, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Chester W. Nimitz, and André Maurois. Among people deceased in 1933, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 5Before him are Li Ching-Yuen, Clara Zetkin, Calvin Coolidge, and Adolf Loos. After him are Mohammed Nadir Shah, Constantine P. Cavafy, 13th Dalai Lama, John Galsworthy, Annie Besant, Sándor Ferenczi, and Wilhelm Cuno.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 38 out of 251Before him are Abū Lahab (549), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Abu Hurairah (600), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595). After him are Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Hafsa bint Umar (602), Talhah (595), Muhammad al-Baqir (677), and Safiyya bint Huyayy (610).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 15Before him are Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), Abū Lahab (549), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), and Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921). After him are Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), Al-Walid I (668), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), and Amr ibn Hishām (570).