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Khalid ibn al-Walid

592 - 642

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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 a 7th-century Arab military commander. He initially headed campaigns against Muhammad on behalf of the Quraysh. He later became a Muslim and spent the remainder of his career in service to Muhammad and the first two Rashidun caliphs: Abu Bakr and Umar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khalid ibn al-Walid has received more than 3,349,390 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Khalid ibn al-Walid is the 13th most popular military personnel (up from 14th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 9th 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 13 out of 1,468Before him are Spartacus, Erwin Rommel, Charles Martel, Adolf Eichmann, Themistocles, and William Wallace. After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Oda Nobunaga, Erich von Manstein, Chiang Kai-shek, Heinz Guderian, and Arminius.

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Among people born in 592, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 1After him are Zaynab bint Jahsh and Itta of Metz. Among people deceased in 642, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 1After him are Bilal ibn Rabah, Pope John IV, Yeongnyu of Goguryeo, Tulga, Oswald of Northumbria, Pulakeshin II, Tulayha, Cynegils, Aiulf I of Benevento, Domnall Brecc, and Eowa of Mercia.

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Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Khalid ibn al-Walid ranks 11 out of 251Before him are Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935). After him are Osama bin Laden (1957), Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Muawiyah I (603), Aminah (557), 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), Abraha (600), Amr ibn al-As (580), Muhammad bin Qasim (695), Imru' al-Qais (501), and Uqba ibn Nafi (622).