Ismail al-Azhari

1901 - 1969

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Ismail al-Azhari (Arabic: إسماعيل الأزهري, romanized: ʼIsmāʻīl al-Azharī; October 20, 1900 – August 26, 1969) was a Sudanese nationalist and political figure. He served as the first Prime Minister of Sudan between 1954 and 1956, and as Head of State of Sudan from 1965 until he was overthrown by Gaafar Nimeiry in 1969. He was president of the National Unionist Party (now the Democratic Unionist Party) when the unionist parties united under his leadership. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ismail al-Azhari has received more than 198,323 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ismail al-Azhari is the 10,107th most popular politician (down from 9,374th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Sudan (down from 13th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Sudanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Ismail al-Azhari ranks 10,107 out of 19,576Before him are Francis I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince Francis, Count of Trapani, Natalia Gutman, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Agnello Participazio, and Iskandar Muda. After him are Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, Munjamyeong of Goguryeo, Antipater Etesias, Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus, Marie Smith Jones, and Wilhelm, Duke of Urach.

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Among people born in 1901, Ismail al-Azhari ranks 136Before him are Joe Davis, Jean Guitton, Kjeld Abell, Prince Christoph of Hesse, Antal Szerb, and Stanisław Mikołajczyk. After him are Ebbe Schwartz, George Raft, Lanza del Vasto, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Mario Scelba, and Yuliya Solntseva. Among people deceased in 1969, Ismail al-Azhari ranks 101Before him are Willy Mairesse, Constantin Ion Parhon, André Salmon, Vesto Slipher, Lajos Czeizler, and Aleksandras Stulginskis. After him are Johannes Dieckmann, Nicolas Grunitzky, Maureen Connolly, Warren Sturgis McCulloch, Josef Beran, and Angelina Beloff.

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In Sudan

Among people born in Sudan, Ismail al-Azhari ranks 15 out of 38Before him are Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), Tayeb Salih (1929), Ibrahim Abboud (1900), and Manute Bol (1962). After him are Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdalla Hamdok (1956), Mahmoud Mohammed Taha (1909), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), Ahmed al-Mirghani (1941), and Gabriel Zubeir Wako (1941).


Among politicians born in Sudan, Ismail al-Azhari ranks 10Before him are John Garang (1945), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), and Ibrahim Abboud (1900). After him are Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdalla Hamdok (1956), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), Ahmed al-Mirghani (1941), Babiker Awadalla (1917), and Sadiq al-Mahdi (1935).