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Hasan ibn Ali

624 - 670

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Hasan ibn Ali (Arabic: الحسن بن علي, romanized: Al-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī; c. 625 – 2 April 670) was a prominent early Islamic figure. He was the eldest son of Ali and Fatima and a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He briefly ruled as caliph from January 661 until August 661. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hasan ibn Ali has received more than 2,970,092 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Hasan ibn Ali is the 82nd most popular religious figure (up from 95th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 5th most popular Saudi Arabian Religious Figure.

Hasan ibn Ali is most famous for being the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib.

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Among religious figures, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 82 out of 2,238Before him are Girolamo Savonarola, Ezekiel, Mark the Evangelist, Romulus Augustulus, Isaiah, and Pope Pius X. After him are Philip the Apostle, Pope Benedict XV, Jude the Apostle, Saint Anne, Pope Paul III, and Pope Leo XIII.

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Among people born in 624, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Wu Zetian, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, Yazdegerd III, and Adomnán. Among people deceased in 670, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 1After him are Safiyya bint Huyayy, Brahmagupta, Aqil ibn Abi Talib, Oswiu, Audomar, and Felix of Aquitaine.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 13 out of 251Before him are Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Osama bin Laden (1957). After him are Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Muawiyah I (603), Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), and Ibn Saud (1875).


Among religious figures born in Saudi Arabia, Hasan ibn Ali ranks 5Before him are Muhammad (570), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), and Husayn ibn Ali (626). After him are Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Aminah (557), Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548), Malik ibn Anas (711), Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib (539), Abd al-Muttalib (497), and Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659).