Mohammed Omar

1962 - 2013

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Muhammad Omar (Pashto: محمد عمر, romanized: Muḥammad ʿUmar; 1960 – 23 April 2013) was an Afghan cleric and Islamist revolutionary who founded the Taliban. During the Third Afghan Civil War, the Taliban fought the Northern Alliance and took control of most of the country, establishing the First Islamic Emirate for which Omar began to serve as Supreme Leader in 1996. Shortly after al-Qaeda carried out the September 11 attacks, the Taliban government was toppled by an American invasion of Afghanistan, prompting Omar to go into hiding. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammed Omar has received more than 3,889,164 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Mohammed Omar is the 3,200th most popular politician (down from 1,357th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 16th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Afghan Politician.

Mohammed Omar is most famous for being the leader of the Taliban.

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Among politicians, Mohammed Omar ranks 3,200 out of 19,576Before him are Artur Rasizade, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Emperor Ōjin, Elio Di Rupo, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, and Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange. After him are Constantine III, Muhammad I of Granada, Concino Concini, Pieter van der Aa, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, and Frederick I, Duke of Swabia.

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Among people born in 1962, Mohammed Omar ranks 20Before him are Abdullah II of Jordan, David Fincher, Antony Blinken, Alexander Litvinenko, Aleksandr Dugin, and Carlos Sainz. After him are Michelle Yeoh, Steve Carell, Wesley Snipes, Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Irwin, and Clyde Drexler. Among people deceased in 2013, Mohammed Omar ranks 41Before him are Jack Vance, Rochus Misch, Ray Manzarek, Erich Priebke, Georges Moustaki, and Don Shirley. After him are Jerome Karle, Jesús Franco, James Gandolfini, Lawrence Klein, John Cornforth, and James M. Buchanan.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Omar ranks 28 out of 177Before him are Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Nur Jahan (1577), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Ibrahim ibn Adham (718), and Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438). After him are Khalil Sultan (1384), Mohammad Najibullah (1947), Hasan Akhund (1945), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), and Bairam Khan (1501).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Omar ranks 19Before him are Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438). After him are Khalil Sultan (1384), Mohammad Najibullah (1947), Hasan Akhund (1945), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), and Bairam Khan (1501).