Osama bin Laden

1957 - 2011

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, Usāmah bin Muḥammad bin Awaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), also rendered Usama bin Ladin, was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda, 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 (stateless thereafter) and a member of the wealthy bin Laden family. Bin Laden's father was Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a Saudi millionaire from Hadhramaut, Yemen, and the founder of the construction company, Saudi Binladin Group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osama bin Laden has received more than 15,791,970 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular extremist.

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  • 135

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Osama bin Laden ranks 6 out of 182Before him are Jack the Ripper, Elizabeth Báthory, John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, and Gavrilo Princip. After him are Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Andrei Chikatilo, and Ulrike Meinhof.

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Among people born in 1957, Osama bin Laden ranks 1After him are Hamid Karzai, Hans Zimmer, Dolph Lundgren, Donald Tusk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sid Vicious, Melanie Griffith, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Christopher Lambert, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. Among people deceased in 2011, Osama bin Laden ranks 6Before him are Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, and Václav Havel. After him are Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, and Svetlana Alliluyeva.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden ranks 14 out of 174Before him are Aisha (605), Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Hasan ibn Ali (624), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935). After him are Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703), Ja'far al-Sadiq (702), and Ibn Saud (1875).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

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