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Muhammad Ali

1942 - 2016

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Muhammad Ali (; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. Nicknamed "the Greatest", he is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century and is often regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He held the Ring magazine heavyweight title from 1964 to 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Ali has received more than 63,252,341 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 132 in 2019). Muhammad Ali is the most popular boxer, the 3rd most popular biography from United States (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular American Boxer.

Muhammad Ali is most famous for being a professional boxer. He was the first three-time lineal heavyweight champion of the world and was also the first person to win a world heavyweight title on three separate occasions.

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Among boxers, Muhammad Ali ranks 1 out of 326After him are Rocky Marciano, Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, and Jack Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1942, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Stephen Hawking, Muammar Gaddafi, Joe Biden, Aretha Franklin, Martin Scorsese, Amitabh Bachchan, Hu Jintao, Jimi Hendrix, Ratko Mladić, Eusébio, and Harrison Ford. Among people deceased in 2016, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Imre Kertész.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Muhammad Ali ranks 3 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Edison (1847) and Thomas Jefferson (1743). After him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Steve Jobs (1955), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Neil Armstrong (1930), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Grace Kelly (1929), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Muhammad Ali ranks 1After him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Mike Tyson (1966), Joe Frazier (1944), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Evander Holyfield (1962).

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