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Mohammed Omar

1962 - 2013

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Mullah Muhammad Omar (Pashto: محمد عمر, romanized: Muḥammad 'Umar; c. 1950/1962–April 2013) was an Afghan Islamic revolutionary who founded the Taliban and served as the supreme leader of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. Born into a religious family of Kandahar, Omar was educated at local madrasas in Afghanistan. Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, he joined the Afghan mujahideen in the Soviet–Afghan War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammed Omar has received more than 3,881,897 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Mohammed Omar is the 1,372nd most popular politician (up from 3,995th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 30th in 2019) and the 11th 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 1,372 out of 15,577Before him are Constantine III, Cyrus I, Andronikos I Komnenos, Adnan Menderes, Yang Shangkun, and Jamukha. After him are Gro Harlem Brundtland, Qin Er Shi, Perseus of Macedon, An Lushan, Süleyman Demirel, and Rodolfo Graziani.

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Among people born in 1962, Mohammed Omar ranks 4Before him are Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Jodie Foster. After him are Cliff Burton, Frank Rijkaard, Ralph Fiennes, Ruud Gullit, Nicolás Maduro, Demi Moore, David Fincher, and Steve Irwin. Among people deceased in 2013, Mohammed Omar ranks 14Before him are Peter O'Toole, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, and Giuliano Gemma. After him are Joan Fontaine, Ronald Coase, Heinrich Rohrer, Lou Reed, Giulio Andreotti, and Christian de Duve.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Omar ranks 16 out of 145Before him are Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Amanullah Khan (1892), Abu Dawood (817), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Humayun (1508), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Mohammed Omar ranks 11Before him are Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), and Mahmud of Ghazni (971). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Humayun (1508), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954).