Omar Mukhtar

1858 - 1931

Omar Mukhtar

ʿOmar al-Mukhṭār Muḥammad bin Farḥāṭ al-Manifī (Arabic: عُمَر الْمُخْتَار مُحَمَّد بِن فَرْحَات الْمَنِفِي‎; 20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931), called The Lion of the Desert, known among the colonial Italians as Matari of the Mnifa, was the leader of native resistance in Cyrenaica, currently Eastern Libya under the Senussids, against the Italian colonization of Libya. A teacher-turned-general, Omar was also a prominent figure of the Senussi movement, and he is considered the national hero of Libya and a symbol of resistance in the Arab and Islamic worlds. Beginning in 1911, he organised and, for nearly twenty years, led the Libyan resistance movement against the colonial Italians during the Pacification of Libya. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Omar Mukhtar has received more than 668,152 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Omar Mukhtar ranks 46 out of 426Before him are Carl von Ossietzky, Sadako Sasaki, Emma Goldman, Camilo Cienfuegos, Stenka Razin, and Bal Gangadhar Tilak. After him are Hassan al-Banna, Élie Ducommun, Nicholas Winton, Babak Khorramdin, Horst Wessel, and Túpac Amaru II.

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Among people born in 1858, Omar Mukhtar ranks 13Before him are Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Georg Simmel, Gustaf V of Sweden, Emmeline Pankhurst, Giuseppe Peano, and Franz Boas. After him are Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Christiaan Eijkman, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Charles de Foucauld, Maria Christina of Austria, and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Among people deceased in 1931, Omar Mukhtar ranks 15Before him are Geli Raubal, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, George Herbert Mead, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Bhagat Singh, and Carl Nielsen. After him are Theo van Doesburg, F. W. Murnau, Joseph Joffre, Hermann Müller, Peter Kürten, and Armand Fallières.

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In Libya

Among people born in Libya, Omar Mukhtar ranks 10 out of 48Before him are Mark the Evangelist (10), Aristippus (-434), Callimachus (-310), Idris of Libya (1889), Pope Victor I (100), and Khalifa Haftar (1943). After him are Carneades (-214), Berenice II of Egypt (-267), Lorenzo Bandini (1935), Theodorus of Cyrene (-465), Rossana Podestà (1934), and Domitilla the Elder (50).


Among social activists born in Libya, Omar Mukhtar ranks 1

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