Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan

1797 - 1871

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Imam Shamil (Arabic: الشيخ شامل, romanized: al-Šaykh Šāmil; Avar: Шейх Шамил, romanized: Sheykh Shamil; Chechen: имам Шемал, romanized: imam Shemal; Kumyk: Шамил, romanized: Shamil; Russian: Имам Шамиль; 26 June 1797 – 4 February 1871) was the political, military, and spiritual leader of North Caucasian resistance to Imperial Russia in the 1800s, the third Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (1840–1859), and a Sunni Muslim sheikh of the Naqshbandi Sufis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan has received more than 190,115 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan is the 953rd most popular politician (down from 874th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Russia (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 41st most popular Russian Politician.

Shamil was the 3rd imam of Dagestan and is most famous for leading a jihad against Russia in the 1800s.

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Among politicians, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 953 out of 19,576Before him are Alberto Fujimori, Petronius Maximus, Jorge Rafael Videla, Konstantin von Neurath, Andrew II of Hungary, and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. After him are Charles XI of Sweden, Wilm Hosenfeld, Hassanal Bolkiah, Grigory Zinoviev, Kara Mustafa Pasha, and Michael III.

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Among people born in 1797, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 6Before him are Franz Schubert, Heinrich Heine, William I, German Emperor, Mary Shelley, and Gaetano Donizetti. After him are Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Ghalib, Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Charles Lyell. Among people deceased in 1871, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 2Before him is Charles Babbage. After him are John Herschel, Augustus De Morgan, Daniel Auber, Michael Thonet, Sigismond Thalberg, Louise of the Netherlands, Omar Pasha, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, and Wilhelm Weitling.

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Among people born in Russia, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 109 out of 3,761Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), Ilya Prigogine (1917), Sergey Lavrov (1950), and Vladimir Komarov (1927). After him are Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Boris Spassky (1937), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Olga of Kiev (890), and Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944).


Among politicians born in Russia, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 41Before him are Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Lev Kamenev (1883), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), and Sergey Lavrov (1950). After him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Feodor III of Russia (1661).