Khalid ibn al-Walid

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Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid ibn al-Mughira al-Makhzumi (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد بن المغيرة المخزومي‎‎‎, romanized: Khālid ibn al-Walīd ibn al-Mughīra al-Makhzūmī; died 642) was an Arab Muslim commander in the service of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the caliphs Abu Bakr (r. 632–634) and Umar (r. 634–644) who played a leading role in the Ridda wars against rebel tribes in Arabia in 632–633 and the early Muslim conquests of Sasanian Iraq in 633–634 and Byzantine Syria in 634–638. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalid ibn al-Walid has received more than 1,835,370 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 20 out of 1,194Before him are Oda Nobunaga, Cao Cao, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Erich von Manstein, and Cesare Borgia. After him are Wilhelm Keitel, Heinz Guderian, Friedrich Paulus, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, and Ptolemy I Soter.

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Among people born in 592, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 1After him is Zaynab bint Jahsh. Among people deceased in 642, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 1After him are Bilal ibn Rabah, Pope John IV, Tulga, Oswald of Northumbria, Cynegils, and Domnall Brecc.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 10 out of 174Before him are Abu Bakr (573), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Uthman (574), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), and Muawiyah I (603). After him are Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Osama bin Laden (1957), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924).


Among military personnels born in Saudi Arabia, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 1After him are Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (595), Amr ibn al-As (580), Abraha (600), Muhammad bin Qasim (695), and Uqba ibn Nafi (622).

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