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An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Arabic: صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب‎ / ALA-LC: Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb; Kurdish: سەڵاحەدینی ئەییووبی‎ / ALA-LC: Selahedînê Eyûbî), known as Salah ad-Din or Saladin (; 1137 – 4 March 1193), was the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty and the first to hold the title of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. A Sunni Muslim of Kurdish ethnicity, Saladin led the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states in the Levant. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saladin has received more than 5,881,678 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 14th most popular politician.

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  • 129

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  • 4.20

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Among politicians, Saladin ranks 14 out of 14,801Before him are Augustus, Vladimir Lenin, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Charlemagne, Elizabeth I of England, and Jimmy Carter. After him are Tutankhamun, Cleopatra, David, Hannibal, Benito Mussolini, and Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Among people born in 1138, Saladin ranks 1After him are Maimonides, Tancred, King of Sicily, Abu Yaqub Yusuf, Casimir II the Just, and Conan IV, Duke of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1193, Saladin ranks 1After him are Balian of Ibelin, Robert IV of Sablé, Roger III of Sicily, Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama, and Saint Thorlak.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Saladin ranks 2 out of 262Before him are Abraham (-1813). After him are Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), 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, Saladin ranks 1After him are Hammurabi (-1810), Saddam Hussein (1937), 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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