Hassan al-Banna

1906 - 1949

Hassan al-Banna

Sheikh Hassan Ahmed Abdel Rahman Muhammed al-Banna (Arabic: حسن أحمد عبد الرحمن محمد البنا‎; 14 October 1906 – 12 February 1949), known as Hassan al-Banna (Arabic: حسن البنا‎), was an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, best known for founding the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the largest and most influential Islamic revivalist organizations.Al-Banna's writings marked a watershed in Islamic intellectual history by presenting a modern ideology based on Islam. Al-Banna considered Islam to be a comprehensive system of life, with the Quran as the only acceptable constitution. He called for Islamization of the state, the economy, and society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hassan al-Banna has received more than 536,761 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular social activist.

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  • 65.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Hassan al-Banna ranks 47 out of 426Before him are Sadako Sasaki, Emma Goldman, Camilo Cienfuegos, Stenka Razin, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Omar Mukhtar. After him are Élie Ducommun, Nicholas Winton, Babak Khorramdin, Horst Wessel, Túpac Amaru II, and Toussaint Louverture.

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Among people born in 1906, Hassan al-Banna ranks 36Before him are Josef Kramer, Sayyid Qutb, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Ernst Ruska, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Wassily Leontief. After him are Vladimir Prelog, Ilse Koch, Hans Bethe, Marcelo Caetano, Dino Buzzati, and Oleg Antonov. Among people deceased in 1949, Hassan al-Banna ranks 9Before him are Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, Georgi Dimitrov, Edward Thorndike, Margaret Mitchell, and James Ensor. After him are Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, August Krogh, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Axel Munthe, and Kim Koo.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 89 out of 432Before him are Sayyid Qutb (1906), Saint Maurice (250), Athenaeus (200), Paul of Thebes (227), Ramesses VI (-1175), and Pappus of Alexandria (290). After him are Muhammad Abduh (1849), Shepseskaf (-2600), Ptolemy VII Neos Philopator (-152), Mohamed ElBaradei (1942), Sanakht (-2700), and Fuad I of Egypt (1868).


Among social activists born in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna ranks 1After him are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad (1927), Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed (1872), Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (1991), and Asmaa Mahfouz (1985).

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