Faisal I of Iraq

1885 - 1933

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Faisal I bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi (Arabic: فيصل بن الحسين بن علي الهاشمي‎, Fayṣal al-Awwal ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī al-Hāshimī; 20 May 1883 – 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 to 1933. He was the third son of Hussein bin Ali, the Grand Sharif of Mecca, who had proclaimed himself King of the Arab lands in October 1916. Faisal fostered unity between Sunni and Shiite Muslims to encourage common loyalty and promote pan-Arabism in the goal of creating an Arab state that would include Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Fertile Crescent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Faisal I of Iraq has received more than 1,393,342 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Faisal I of Iraq is the 1,084th most popular politician (up from 1,262nd in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 38th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

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Among politicians, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 1,084 out of 15,710. Before him are Empress Gi, Pierre Laval, Chongzhen Emperor, James A. Garfield, Rama, and Christian III of Denmark. After him are Psamtik I, Ptolemy III Euergetes, Polycrates, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Charles II, Archduke of Austria.

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Among people born in 1885, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 11Before him are George S. Patton, Albert Kesselring, Julius Streicher, Hermann Hoth, Ezra Pound, and François Mauriac. After him are Chester W. Nimitz, Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Tatlin, André Maurois, Ernst Busch, and Karen Horney. Among people deceased in 1933, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 7Before him are Clara Zetkin, Li Ching-Yuen, Adolf Loos, Constantine P. Cavafy, Calvin Coolidge, and John Galsworthy. After him are 13th Dalai Lama, Sándor Ferenczi, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Albert Calmette, Stefan George, and Nikolai Yudenich.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 40 out of 222. Before him are Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Abū Lahab (549), Ali al-Ridha (770), and Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (567). After him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Al-Walid I (668), Talhah (595), and Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Faisal I of Iraq ranks 15Before him are Marwan I (623), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), and Abū Lahab (549). After him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Al-Walid I (668), Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah (582), Safiyya bint Huyayy (610), and Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik (674).