Idris of Libya

1889 - 1983

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Idris (Arabic: إدريس الأول; El Sayyid Prince Muhammad Idris bin Muhammad al-Mahdi as-Senussi; 13 March 1890 – 25 May 1983) was a Libyan political and religious leader who served as the Emir of Cyrenaica and then as the King of the United Kingdom of Libya (renamed as the Kingdom of Libya in 1963) from 1951 to 1969. He was the chief of the Senussi Muslim order. Idris was born into the Senussi Order. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Idris of Libya has received more than 841,669 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Idris of Libya is the 1,065th most popular politician (down from 855th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Libya (down from 7th in 2019) and the 4th 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 1,065 out of 15,710Before him are Xianfeng Emperor, Jugurtha, Dagobert I, Louis I of Spain, Himiko, and Aristides. After him are Zacchaeus, Frederick I of Sweden, Grigory Zinoviev, Pedro II of Brazil, Octavia the Younger, and Li Si.

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Among people born in 1889, Idris of Libya ranks 14Before him are Jawaharlal Nehru, Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, Arnold J. Toynbee, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Igor Sikorsky. After him are Manuel II of Portugal, Carl von Ossietzky, Gabriel Marcel, Otto Frank, Gabriela Mistral, and Paul Karrer. Among people deceased in 1983, Idris of Libya ranks 8Before him are Garrincha, Louis de Funès, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, and Hergé. After him are Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, David Niven, Arthur Koestler, and Raymond Aron.

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Among people born in Libya, Idris of Libya ranks 9 out of 59Before him are Septimius Severus (145), Arius (256), Mark the Evangelist (10), Aristippus (-434), Simon of Cyrene (-100), and Callimachus (-310). After him are Omar Mukhtar (1858), Khalifa Haftar (1943), Pope Victor I (100), Carneades (-214), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), and Synesius (370).


Among politicians born in Libya, Idris of Libya ranks 4Before him are Muammar Gaddafi (1942), Septimius Severus (145), and Simon of Cyrene (-100). After him are Fayez al-Sarraj (1960), Abdurrahim El-Keib (1950), Pedubast I (-900), Ptolemy Apion (-101), Mahmoud Jibril (1952), Gaius Fulvius Plautianus (150), Baghdadi Mahmudi (1945), and Mustafa Abdul Jalil (1952).