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Idris of Libya

1889 - 1983

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Muhammad Idris bin Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi (Arabic: إدريس, romanized: Idrīs; 13 March 1890 – 25 May 1983) was a Libyan political and religious leader who was King of Libya from 24 December 1951 until his overthrow on 1 September 1969. He ruled over the United Kingdom of Libya from 1951 to 1963, after which the country became known as simply the Kingdom of Libya. Idris had served as Emir of Cyrenaica and Tripolitania from the 1920s until 1951. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idris of Libya has received more than 945,601 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Idris of Libya is the 1,125th most popular politician (down from 1,064th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Libya and the 3rd most popular Libyan Politician.

Idris of Libya was most famous for being the King of Libya from 1951 to 1969. He was overthrown in a coup in 1969 and died in exile in Egypt in 1983.

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Among politicians, Idris of Libya ranks 1,125 out of 15,577Before him are Ur-Nammu, Eric Bloodaxe, Vidkun Quisling, Ilham Aliyev, Wang Mang, and Piero di Cosimo de' Medici. After him are Albert II of Germany, William II of the Netherlands, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and Ahmed Ben Bella.

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Among people born in 1889, Idris of Libya ranks 13Before him are Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, Ante Pavelić, and Vaslav Nijinsky. After him are Manuel II of Portugal, Igor Sikorsky, Otto Frank, Gabriel Marcel, Carl von Ossietzky, and Paul Karrer. Among people deceased in 1983, Idris of Libya ranks 8Before him are Joan Miró, Garrincha, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, and Hergé. After him are Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, Meyer Lansky, Nikolai Podgorny, and Felix Bloch.

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Among people born in Libya, Idris of Libya ranks 9 out of 64Before him are Mark the Evangelist (10), Arius (256), Septimius Severus (145), Aristippus (-434), Omar Mukhtar (1858), and Callimachus (-310). After him are Simon of Cyrene (-100), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Synesius (370), and Berenice II of Egypt (-267).


Among politicians born in Libya, Idris of Libya ranks 3Before him are Muammar Gaddafi (1942) and Septimius Severus (145). After him are Simon of Cyrene (-100), Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Pedubast I (-900), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (1972), Aguila Saleh Issa (1944), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), and Hodierna of Jerusalem (1110).