Osama bin Laden

1957 - 2011

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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), also transliterated as Usama bin Ladin, was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda. The group is designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, and various countries. He was a Saudi Arabian citizen until 1994 and a member of the wealthy bin Laden family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osama bin Laden has received more than 20,119,011 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia. Osama bin Laden is the 6th most popular extremist, the 14th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the most popular Saudi Arabian Extremist.

Osama bin Laden was the leader of Al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization that carried out the September 11th attacks on the United States.

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Among extremists, Osama bin Laden ranks 6 out of 205Before him are Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, John Wilkes Booth, Elizabeth Báthory, and Gavrilo Princip. After him are Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Gilles de Rais, Man in the Iron Mask, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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Among people born in 1957, Osama bin Laden ranks 1After him are Hamid Karzai, Hans Zimmer, Michael Clarke Duncan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dolph Lundgren, Qasem Soleimani, Sid Vicious, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Stefan Löfven, and Donald Tusk. Among people deceased in 2011, Osama bin Laden ranks 6Before him are Steve Jobs, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Elizabeth Taylor, and Václav Havel. After him are Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Sathya Sai Baba, Wangari Maathai, and Joe Frazier.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden ranks 14 out of 222Before him are Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), and Hasan ibn Ali (624). After him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Malik ibn Anas (711), Aminah (557), and Umar II (682).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among extremists born in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden ranks 1After him are Ibn al-Khattab (1969), Hamza bin Laden (1989), and Wail al-Shehri (1973).