Jalal Talabani

1933 - 2017

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Jalal Talabani (Kurdish: جەلال تاڵەبانی‎ / Celal Talebanî; Arabic: جلال طالباني‎ Jalāl Ṭālabānī; 1933 – 3 October 2017) was an Iraqi Kurdish politician who served as the sixth President of Iraq from 2006 to 2014, as well as the President of the Governing Council of Iraq. He was the first non-Arab president of Iraq. He is known as Mam Jalal (uncle Jalal) in the Middle East.Talabani was the founder and secretary-general of one of the main Kurdish political parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jalal Talabani has received more than 1,074,098 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Jalal Talabani is the 1,030th most popular politician (down from 953rd in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 25th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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Among politicians, Jalal Talabani ranks 1,030 out of 15,710. Before him are Édouard Daladier, Agrippina the Elder, Demetrius I of Macedon, Emperor Wu of Jin, Richard Cromwell, and Zachary Taylor. After him are Probus, Abdullah I of Jordan, 5th Dalai Lama, Jean Monnet, Frederick V of Denmark, and Grover Cleveland.

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Among people born in 1933, Jalal Talabani ranks 16Before him are Dalida, Nina Simone, Claudio Abbado, Lina Medina, Just Fontaine, and Krzysztof Penderecki. After him are Philip Roth, Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, Francisco Gento, Susan Sontag, and Arno Allan Penzias. Among people deceased in 2017, Jalal Talabani ranks 13Before him are Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, and Jeanne Moreau. After him are Jerry Lewis, John Hurt, Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, and Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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Among people born in Iraq, Jalal Talabani ranks 28 out of 300. Before him are Fuzûlî (1494), Nur ad-Din (1116), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Al-Masudi (896), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), and Idris (-3500). After him are Ismail al-Jazari (1136), Ezra (-500), Ur-Nammu (-2200), Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), and Al-Mu'tasim (796).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Jalal Talabani ranks 13Before him are Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), and Nur ad-Din (1116). After him are Ur-Nammu (-2200), Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Mu'tasim (796), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), and Möngke Khan (1209).

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