Imad ad-Din Zengi

1087 - 1146

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Imad al-Din Zengi (Arabic: عماد الدین زنكي; c. 1085 – 14 September 1146), also romanized as Zangi, Zengui, Zenki, and Zanki, was a Turk who ruled Mosul, Aleppo, Hama, and, later, Edessa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imad ad-Din Zengi has received more than 193,976 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Imad ad-Din Zengi is the 1,405th most popular politician (up from 1,555th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Syria (down from 16th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Syrian Politician.

Imad ad-din zengi is most famous for being the first Muslim leader to conquer Edessa and Aleppo in the 11th century.

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Among politicians, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 1,405 out of 15,710Before him are Piero di Cosimo de' Medici, Shennong, Ferdinand III of Castile, Carol I of Romania, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Alexios IV Angelos. After him are Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, Friedrich Ratzel, Mary of Guise, Theodoric I, Anne Neville, and Jehoiakim.

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Among people born in 1087, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 2Before him is John II Komnenos. After him are Yelü Dashi and Richenza of Northeim. Among people deceased in 1146, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 1After him are Eric III of Denmark, Injong of Goryeo, Vsevolod II of Kiev, and Helena of Serbia, Queen of Hungary.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 18 out of 158Before him are John Climacus (579), Muawiya II (661), Ibn Kathir (1301), Marwan II (688), Al-Nawawi (1233), and Pope Sisinnius (650). After him are Julia Domna (160), Iamblichus (245), Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Al-Maʿarri (973), Ibn al-Nafis (1212), and Aemilius Papinianus (142).


Among politicians born in Syria, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 10Before him are Yazid I (647), Philip the Arab (204), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), and Marwan II (688). After him are Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Yazid II (687), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Julia Maesa (165), and Michel Aflaq (1910).