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Rashid ad-Din Sinan

1130 - 1192

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Rashid al-Din Sinan (Arabic: رشيد الدين سنان Rashīd ad-Dīn Sinān; 1131/1135 – 1193) also known as the Old Man of the Mountain (Arabic: شيخ الجبل Shaykh al-Jabal, Latin: Vetulus de Montanis), was a da'i (missionary) and leader of the Syrian branch of the Nizari Isma'ili state (the Assassin Order) from 1162 until his death in 1193. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashid ad-Din Sinan has received more than 603,242 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rashid ad-Din Sinan is the 115th most popular social activist (down from 108th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 77th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iraqi Social Activist.

Rashid ad-din sinan was a Kurdish general and architect who served the Ottoman Empire during the 14th century. He is most famous for building the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.

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Among social activists, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 115 out of 538Before him are Jody Williams, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Vinoba Bhave, Georgy Gapon, Hans Scholl, and Hilda Gadea. After him are Vesna Vulović, Denis Mukwege, Flora Tristan, Maria Altmann, Vasil Levski, and Alfred Naujocks.

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Among people born in 1130, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 10Before him are Saint Rosalia, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Toghrul, Géza II of Hungary, Benjamin of Tudela, and Charles VII of Sweden. After him are Magnus II of Sweden, Akka Mahadevi, Theobald V, Count of Blois, Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, Euphrosyne of Kiev, and Saint Meinhard. Among people deceased in 1192, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 3Before him are Conrad of Montferrat and Kilij Arslan II. After him are Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Garnier de Nablus, Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, Adam of Saint Victor, and Orio Mastropiero.

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Among people born in Iraq, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 88 out of 338Before him are Abu Yusuf (731), Adad-nirari II (-1000), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Sumu-abum (-2000), Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad (648), and Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941). After him are Sajida Talfah (1937), Haran (null), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Ziusudra (null), Al-Muntasir (837), and Al-Mutanabbi (915).

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Among social activists born in Iraq, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 2Before him are Mustafa Barzani (1903). After him are Al-Mu'tazz (847), Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid (948), Naziha al-Dulaimi (1923), and Mullah Krekar (1956).