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Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan

1797 - 1871

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Imam Shamil (Avar: Шейх Шамил, romanized: Şeyx Şamil; Arabic: الشيخ شموئيل; 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 Shaykh of the Naqshbandi Sufi Tariqa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan has received more than 183,186 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan is the 882nd most popular politician (down from 855th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 104th in 2019) and the 40th 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 882 out of 15,577Before him are James V of Scotland, Crixus, Friedrich Ratzel, Pepin of Herstal, Pietro Badoglio, and Barbara of Cilli. After him are Andrei Gromyko, Hua Guofeng, Cato the Younger, Scorpion II, Anastasius I Dicorus, and Diane de Poitiers.

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Among people born in 1797, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 6Before him are Franz Schubert, William I, German Emperor, Heinrich Heine, Mary Shelley, and Gaetano Donizetti. After him are Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Joseph Henry, Charles Lyell, Ghalib, and Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. 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, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Louise of the Netherlands, Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Omar Pasha, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, and Sigismond Thalberg.

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Among people born in Russia, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 102 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Kerensky (1881), Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), Vladimir Komarov (1927), and Nikolai Yezhov (1895). After him are Vasily Chuikov (1900), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Sergey Kirov (1886), Otto Wallach (1847), Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), and Mikhail Sholokhov (1905).


Among politicians born in Russia, Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan ranks 40Before him are Michael of Russia (1596), Alexis of Russia (1629), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), and Nikolai Yezhov (1895). After him are Sergey Kirov (1886), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), and Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869).