Khalid ibn al-Walid

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalid ibn al-Walid has received more than 2,196,141 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Khalid ibn al-Walid is the 14th most popular military personnel (up from 20th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Saudi Arabian Military Personnel.

Khalid ibn al-Walid is most famous for being the commander of the Muslim army during the Battle of Yarmouk.

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Among military personnels, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 14 out of 1,466Before him are Karl Dönitz, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, William Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, and Themistocles. After him are Cao Cao, Heinz Guderian, Erich von Manstein, Prince Eugene of Savoy, Pyrrhus of Epirus, 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, Yeongnyu of Goguryeo, Cynegils, and Domnall Brecc.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 9 out of 222Before him are Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Aisha (605), and Fatimah (604). After him are Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Osama bin Laden (1957), 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), Uqba ibn Nafi (622), and Imru' al-Qais (501).