Fakhr al-Din II

1572 - 1635

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Fakhr al-Din Ma'n (Arabic: فَخْر ٱلدِّين مَعْن, romanized: Fakhr al-Dīn Maʿn; c. 1572 – March or April 1635), commonly known as Fakhr al-Din II or Fakhreddine II (Arabic: فخر الدين الثاني, romanized: Fakhr al-Dīn al-Thānī), was the paramount Druze emir of Mount Lebanon from the Ma'n dynasty, an Ottoman governor of Sidon-Beirut and Safed, and the strongman over much of the Levant from the 1620s to 1633. For uniting modern Lebanon's constituent parts and communities, especially the Druze and the Maronites, under a single authority for the first time in history, he is generally regarded as the country's founder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fakhr al-Din II has received more than 145,704 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Fakhr al-Din II is the 8,556th most popular politician (up from 8,727th in 2019), the 64th most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 62nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Lebanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Fakhr al-Din II ranks 8,556 out of 19,576Before him are Michael of Trebizond, García Fernández of Castile, Azali Assoumani, Louis Riel, August Eigruber, and Mariamne. After him are Abd al-Wahid I, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Hiltrud, Constantin Sănătescu, Liu Bocheng, and Irina Rodnina.

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Among people born in 1572, Fakhr al-Din II ranks 12Before him are Sigismund Báthory, Jane Frances de Chantal, Cyril Lucaris, Izumo no Okuni, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Francis II, Duke of Lorraine. After him are Marie Elisabeth of France, Susenyos I, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Tomkins, and Bartholomew Gosnold. Among people deceased in 1635, Fakhr al-Din II ranks 9Before him are Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Callot, Şehzade Bayezid, Zacharias Janssen, Reza Abbasi, and Elisabeth of Lorraine. After him are Joos de Momper, Friedrich Spee, Domenico Tintoretto, Alessandro Tassoni, Julius Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Weiltingen, and John II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Fakhr al-Din II ranks 64 out of 145Before him are Ahmad Shukeiri (1908), Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī (1547), Elie Hobeika (1956), Mikha'il Na'ima (1889), Fuad Chehab (1902), and René Moawad (1925). After him are Elias Hrawi (1926), Suleiman Frangieh (1910), Samir Geagea (1952), Abdalonymus (-305), Philo of Byblos (64), and Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In Lebanon

Among politicians born in Lebanon, Fakhr al-Din II ranks 31Before him are Omar Karami (1934), Nicolas Hayek (1928), Ahmad Shukeiri (1908), Elie Hobeika (1956), Fuad Chehab (1902), and René Moawad (1925). After him are Elias Hrawi (1926), Suleiman Frangieh (1910), Samir Geagea (1952), Abdalonymus (-305), Riad Al Solh (1894), and Élias Sarkis (1924).