Saddam Hussein

1937 - 2006

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Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was an Iraqi politician and revolutionary who served as the fifth president of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. He also served as prime minister of Iraq from 1979 to 1991 and later from 1994 to 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saddam Hussein has received more than 26,043,494 page views. His biography is available in 128 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Saddam Hussein is the 40th most popular politician (up from 50th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Iraq and the 3rd most popular Iraqi Politician.

Saddam Hussein was the president of Iraq from 1979 until 2003. He was most famous for his invasion of Kuwait in 1990, which led to the first Gulf War.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 128

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Saddam Husseins by language

Over the past year Saddam Hussein has had the most page views in the with 3,957,902 views, followed by Arabic (1,079,105), and Russian (792,278). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Sindhi (10,050.00%), Eastern Punjabi (407.36%), and Uzbek (147.27%)


Among politicians, Saddam Hussein ranks 40 out of 19,576Before him are Umar, Maria Theresa, Richard III of England, Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, and Hillary Clinton. After him are Yasser Arafat, Andrew Johnson, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, Louis XV of France, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Among people born in 1937, Saddam Hussein ranks 1After him are Anthony Hopkins, Harald V of Norway, Valentina Tereshkova, Morgan Freeman, Ridley Scott, Ahmed Yassin, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Charlton, Jane Fonda, and Queen Sonja of Norway. Among people deceased in 2006, Saddam Hussein ranks 1After him are Augusto Pinochet, Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Gerald Ford, Naguib Mahfouz, Milton Friedman, Stanisław Lem, James Brown, Philippe Noiret, Syd Barrett, and Oriana Fallaci.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Saddam Hussein ranks 4 out of 384Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), and Hammurabi (-1810). After him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Al-Kindi (801), and Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Saddam Hussein ranks 3Before him are Saladin (1138), and Hammurabi (-1810). After him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sennacherib (-740), Ashurbanipal (-685), Nur ad-Din (1116), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon II (-750), and Khosrow II (570).