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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 Turkmen atabeg, 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 208,233 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Imad ad-Din Zengi is the 1,314th most popular politician (up from 1,403rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Syria (up from 18th 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 1,314 out of 15,577Before him are Itō Hirobumi, Gregor Strasser, Jacques Necker, Vladimir II Monomakh, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, and Neoptolemus. After him are Norodom Sihamoni, William McKinley, Leo V the Armenian, Esarhaddon, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and Frederick VII of Denmark.

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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 15 out of 181Before him are Apollodorus of Damascus (50), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Ibn Kathir (1301), Pope Gregory III (700), Muawiya II (661), and Marwan II (688). After him are Al-Nawawi (1233), Julia Domna (160), John Climacus (579), Iamblichus (245), Aemilius Papinianus (142), and Al-Maʿarri (973).


Among politicians born in Syria, Imad ad-Din Zengi ranks 10Before him are Hafez al-Assad (1930), Abd al-Rahman I (731), Philip the Arab (204), Bashar al-Assad (1965), Muawiya II (661), and Marwan II (688). After him are Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (691), Musa ibn Nusayr (640), Antiochus II Theos (-286), Yazid II (687), Julia Maesa (165), and Odaenathus (220).