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Osama bin Laden

1957 - 2011

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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (10 March 1957 – 2 May 2011), also transliterated as Usama bin Ladin, was a Saudi Arabian-born militant, mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and 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. Under bin Laden, al-Qaeda was responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States and many other mass-casualty attacks worldwide. On 2 May 2011, he was killed by U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osama bin Laden has received more than 24,517,294 page views. His biography is available in 138 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 135 in 2019). Osama bin Laden is the 6th most popular extremist, the 12th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 14th in 2019) 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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  • 138

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Osama bin Laden ranks 6 out of 209Before him are Jack the Ripper, John Wilkes Booth, Charles Manson, Elizabeth Báthory, and Gavrilo Princip. After him are Ted Bundy, Herostratus, Lee Harvey Oswald, Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Kaczynski.

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Among people born in 1957, Osama bin Laden ranks 1After him are Hamid Karzai, Hans Zimmer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dolph Lundgren, Michael Clarke Duncan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Fumio Kishida, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Frances McDormand, and Caroline, Princess of Hanover. Among people deceased in 2011, Osama bin Laden ranks 4Before him are Steve Jobs, Muammar Gaddafi, and Kim Jong-il. After him are Václav Havel, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Sathya Sai Baba, Peter Falk, and Svetlana Alliluyeva.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden ranks 12 out of 251Before him are Husayn ibn Ali (626), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), and Khalid ibn al-Walid (592). After him are Hasan ibn Ali (624), Bilal ibn Rabah (580), Muawiyah I (603), Aminah (557), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), and Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib (548).

Among EXTREMISTS In Saudi Arabia

Among extremists born in Saudi Arabia, Osama bin Laden ranks 1After him are Ibn al-Khattab (1969), Abu Mohammad al-Julani (1981), Hamza bin Laden (1989), Satam al-Suqami (1976), and Wail al-Shehri (1973).