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Musa al-Sadr

1928 - 1978

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Musa Sadr al-Din al-Sadr (Arabic: موسى صدر الدين الصدر‎‎; 4 June 1928 – disappeared 31 August 1978) was an Iranian-born Lebanese scholar and political leader who founded the Amal Movement.Born in the Chaharmardan neighborhood of Qom, Iran, he underwent both seminary and secular studies in Iran. He belongs to the Sadr family from Jabal Amel in Lebanon, a branch of the Musawi family tracing to Musa Ibn Jaafar, the seventh Shia Imam and ultimately to the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima. Therefore, Musa al-Sadr is often styled with the honorific title Sayyid. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Musa al-Sadr has received more than 458,750 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Musa al-Sadr is the 151st most popular social activist (down from 147th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Iran (down from 145th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Musa al-Sadr ranks 151 out of 538Before him are Andreas Hofer, Kittur Chennamma, Leopold Trepper, Max Mosley, Emilie Schindler, and Beppe Grillo. After him are Manuela Sáenz, Ilya Ulyanov, Abbé Pierre, René Just Haüy, Balthasar Gérard, and Alexei Navalny.

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Among people born in 1928, Musa al-Sadr ranks 91Before him are Gene Sharp, Gaston Thorn, Patrick McGoohan, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Fats Domino, and James Earl Ray. After him are Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Cy Twombly, Hans Modrow, Walter Mondale, Robert Sheckley, and Sol LeWitt. Among people deceased in 1978, Musa al-Sadr ranks 45Before him are Charles Boyer, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Roger Caillois, Burt Munro, Georgi Markov, and Ida Noddack. After him are Vincent du Vigneaud, Carlo Scarpa, Ignazio Silone, Charles Eames, Shozo Tsugitani, and Hannah Höch.

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Among people born in Iran, Musa al-Sadr ranks 151 out of 528Before him are Al-Karaji (953), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Barbet Schroeder (1941), Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203), Phraates V (-100), and Abu Nasr Mansur (960). After him are Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Orodes II (null), Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Ali Daei (1969), and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236).

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Among social activists born in Iran, Musa al-Sadr ranks 3Before him are Shirin Ebadi (1947) and Babak Khorramdin (798). After him are Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899), Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), Mahmoud Taleghani (1911), Mina Ahadi (1956), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Maryam Namazie (1966), Reyhaneh Jabbari (1988), Execution of Navid Afkari (1993), and Death of Sahar Khodayari (1990).