Nur ad-Din

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Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd Zengī (نور الدين محمود زنگي; February 1118 – 15 May 1174), commonly known as Nur ad-Din (lit. "Light of the Faith" in Arabic), was a member of the Oghuz Turkish Zengid dynasty, which ruled the Syrian province (Shām) of the Seljuk Empire. He reigned from 1146 to 1174. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nur ad-Din has received more than 5,897 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Nur ad-Din is the 802nd most popular politician (up from 1,067th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Iraq (down from 10th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Nur ad-din is most famous for leading the Muslim resistance to the Crusaders in the Levant.

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Among politicians, Nur ad-Din ranks 802 out of 15,710Before him are Cato the Younger, Magnus Maximus, John of Bohemia, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Dick Cheney, and Ivan VI of Russia. After him are Gordian III, Scipio Aemilianus, Maxentius, Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor, Thutmose II, and Aldo Moro.

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Among people born in 1116, Nur ad-Din ranks 1After him are Ibn al-Jawzi, Berengaria of Barcelona, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Sweden, Philip of France, and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair. Among people deceased in 1174, Nur ad-Din ranks 1After him are Amalric of Jerusalem, Everard des Barres, Andrey Bogolyubsky, Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia, and Wace.

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Among people born in Iraq, Nur ad-Din ranks 23 out of 300Before him are Zaha Hadid (1950), Sennacherib (-740), Belshazzar (-600), Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), and Fuzûlî (1494). After him are Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Al-Masudi (896), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Idris (-3500), Jalal Talabani (1933), and Ismail al-Jazari (1136).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Nur ad-Din ranks 12Before him are Ashurbanipal (-685), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), and Al-Ma'mun (786). After him are Jalal Talabani (1933), Ur-Nammu (-2200), Gudea (-2200), Khosrow II (570), Al-Mu'tasim (796), and Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254).