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Mustafa Barzani

1903 - 1979

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Mustafa Barzani (Kurdish: مەلا مسته‌فا بارزانی, romanized: Mistefa Barzanî; 14 March 1903 – 1 March 1979) also known as Mela Mustafa (Preacher Mustafa), was a Kurdish leader, general and one of the most prominent political figures in modern Kurdish politics. In 1946, he was chosen as the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to lead the Kurdish revolution against Iraq. Barzani was the primary political and military leader of the Kurdish revolution until his death in March 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mustafa Barzani has received more than 375,987 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Mustafa Barzani is the 63rd most popular social activist (up from 67th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 56th in 2019) and the most popular Iraqi Social Activist.

Mustafa Barzani is most famous for leading the Kurdish people to independence in Iraq.

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Among social activists, Mustafa Barzani ranks 63 out of 538Before him are Túpac Amaru II, Anneliese Michel, Widukind, Angela Davis, Lê Đức Thọ, and Jane Addams. After him are Horst Wessel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Bhagat Singh, Kasturba Gandhi, Jimmy Hoffa, and Beatrice Cenci.

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Among people born in 1903, Mustafa Barzani ranks 28Before him are C. F. Powell, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Nikolai Podgorny, Karl Hanke, Alec Douglas-Home, and Jan Tinbergen. After him are Irène Némirovsky, Hans Jonas, The French Angel, Bing Crosby, Fahri Korutürk, and Hugo Theorell. Among people deceased in 1979, Mustafa Barzani ranks 20Before him are Dennis Gabor, Mika Waltari, Nelson Rockefeller, Hanna Reitsch, Ludvík Svoboda, and Nur Muhammad Taraki. After him are Nadia Boulanger, Sonia Delaunay, Werner Forssmann, Sid Vicious, Reinhard Gehlen, and Bertil Ohlin.

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Among people born in Iraq, Mustafa Barzani ranks 52 out of 338Before him are Šuppiluliuma I (-1344), Al-Jahiz (775), Al-Musta'sim (1213), Ibn Hisham (701), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), and Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200). After him are Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Ashurnasirpal II (-1000), Ali Hassan al-Majid (1941), and Tariq Aziz (1936).

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Among social activists born in Iraq, Mustafa Barzani ranks 1After him are Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130), Al-Mu'tazz (847), Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid (948), Naziha al-Dulaimi (1923), and Mullah Krekar (1956).