Rashid ad-Din Sinan

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Rashid al-Din Sinan (Arabic: رشيد الدين سنان‎ Rashīd ad-Dīn Sinān), 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 a leader of the Syrian branch of the Nizari Isma'ili state (the Assassins), and a figure in the history of the Crusades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashid ad-Din Sinan has received more than 512,290 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Rashid ad-Din Sinan is the 108th most popular social activist (up from 132nd in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 94th 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 108 out of 544Before him are Meng Huo, Vlado Chernozemski, Amílcar Cabral, Kim Hyong-jik, Mordechai Anielewicz, and An Jung-geun. After him are Vasil Levski, Louise Michel, Hans Scholl, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, and Yiannis Ritsos.

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Among people born in 1130, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 11Before him are William of Tyre, Géza II of Hungary, Toghrul, Charles VII of Sweden, Benjamin of Tudela, and Magnus II of Sweden. After him are Theobald V, Count of Blois, Constantine Manasses, Euphrosyne of Kiev, Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne, Akka Mahadevi, and Beatrice of Rethel. Among people deceased in 1192, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 2Before him is Conrad of Montferrat. After him are Kilij Arslan II, Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, and Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia.

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Among people born in Iraq, Rashid ad-Din Sinan ranks 77 out of 300Before him are Qutayba ibn Muslim (668), Al-Baladhuri (806), Shulgi (-2200), Al-Nasir (1158), Al-Muntasir (837), and Shammuramat (-900). After him are Ibn al-Jawzi (1116), Sinsharishkun (-700), Sumu-abum (-2000), Urukagina (-2500), Tukulti-Ninurta I (-1300), and Adad-nirari II (-1000).

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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), and Naziha al-Dulaimi (1923).