Shamil Basayev

1965 - 2006

Shamil Basayev

Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (Chechen: Шамиль Басаев, Russian: Шамиль Салманович Басаев; 14 January 1965 – 10 July 2006) was a senior leader of the Chechen movement and Islamic militant.Starting as a field commander in the Transcaucasus, Basayev led guerrilla campaigns against Russian forces for years, as well as launching mass-hostage takings of civilians, with his goal being the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from Chechnya. Beginning in 2003, Basayev used the nom de guerre and title of "Emir Abdallah Shamil Abu-Idris". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shamil Basayev has received more than 803,975 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular extremist.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Shamil Basayev ranks 87 out of 182Before him are Wilhelm Voigt, Luciano Leggio, Machine Gun Kelly, Horst Mahler, Susan Atkins, and Delphine LaLaurie. After him are Robert Stroud, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Alexandros Koryzis, Robert Ford, Sirhan Sirhan, and Andrew Cunanan.

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Among people born in 1965, Shamil Basayev ranks 34Before him are Michael Bay, Viola Davis, Fumihito, Prince Akishino, Dragan Stojković, Aamir Khan, and Vinnie Jones. After him are Infanta Cristina of Spain, The Undertaker, Stefka Kostadinova, John C. Reilly, Connie Nielsen, and Elizabeth Hurley. Among people deceased in 2006, Shamil Basayev ranks 82Before him are Ali Farka Touré, Mako, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Allan Kaprow, Telê Santana, and Richard Kuklinski. After him are P. F. Strawson, Jack Warden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Anna Moffo, Silva Kaputikyan, and Ibolya Csák.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Shamil Basayev ranks 610 out of 2,050Before him are Vladimir Arsenyev (1872), Wilhelm Worringer (1881), Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), Vasily Petrov (1917), Mukhtar Auezov (1897), and Filipp Golikov (1900). After him are Yevgeny Leonov (1926), Andor Lilienthal (1911), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), Alexei Savrasov (1830), Countess of Ségur (1799), and Lilya Brik (1891).

Among EXTREMISTS In Russia

Among extremists born in Russia, Shamil Basayev ranks 3Before him are Pavlik Morozov (1918) and Wilhelm Voigt (1849). After him are Dokka Umarov (1964) and Alexander Pichushkin (1974).

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