Saddam Hussein

1937 - 2006

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (; Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي Ṣaddām Ḥusayn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd al-Tikrītī; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was an Iraqi politician who served as the fifth President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party, and later, the Baghdad-based Ba'ath Party and its regional organization, the Iraqi Ba'ath Party—which espoused Ba'athism, a mix of Arab nationalism and socialism—Saddam played a key role in the 1968 coup (later referred to as the 17 July Revolution) that brought the party to power in Iraq. As vice president under the ailing General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, and at a time when many groups were considered capable of overthrowing the government, Saddam created security forces through which he tightly controlled conflicts between the government and the armed forces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saddam Hussein has received more than 13,792,394 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 59th most popular politician.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 118

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Saddam Hussein ranks 58 out of 14,801Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Pericles, Nikita Khrushchev, Selim II, Hammurabi, and Justinian I. After him are Nicolae Ceaușescu, James K. Polk, Nicholas II of Russia, Trajan, Francisco Franco, and Selim I.

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

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Saddam Hussein ranks 4 out of 262Before him are Abraham (-1813), Saladin (1138), and Hammurabi (-1810). After him are Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Abu Hanifa (698), Ashurbanipal (-685), Mani (216), Al-Kindi (801), and Alexander IV of Macedon (-323).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Saddam Hussein ranks 3Before him are Saladin (1138) and Hammurabi (-1810). After him are Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Ashurbanipal (-685), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Möngke Khan (1209), Hezekiah (-800), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Sennacherib (-740), and Al-Ma'mun (786).

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