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Shirali Muslimov

1805 - 1973

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Shirali Farzali oghlu Muslumov, also spelled as Muslimov (Talysh: Şirəli Fərzəli zoə Müslümov; Azerbaijani: Şirəli Fərzəli oğlu Müslümov, pronounced [ʃiɾæˈli musˈlumov]; Russian: Ширали Фарзали оглы Муслимов; allegedly March 26, 1805? – September 2, 1973) was an Azerbaijani shepherd of Talysh ethnicity from the village of Barzavu in the Lerik District of Azerbaijan, a mountainous area near the Iranian border. He claimed to be the oldest person who ever lived when he died on September 2, 1973, at the alleged age of 168. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirali Muslimov has received more than 215,489 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Shirali Muslimov is the 927th most popular religious figure (up from 1,001st in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Azerbaijan (up from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Azerbaijani Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Shirali Muslimov ranks 927 out of 2,238Before him are Qasim ibn Muhammad, Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, Roger Etchegaray, Agostino Casaroli, William Farel, and Donatus Magnus. After him are Felix of Cantalice, Stefan Wyszyński, Nicholas Kabasilas, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Ippolito de' Medici, and Eutyches.

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Among people born in 1805, Shirali Muslimov ranks 19Before him are Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, Marie d'Agoult, Robert FitzRoy, Khachatur Abovian, Adalbert Stifter, and Ewelina Hańska. After him are Cochise, Thomas Graham, 9th Dalai Lama, August Bournonville, Jonas Furrer, and George Müller. Among people deceased in 1973, Shirali Muslimov ranks 58Before him are Otto Klemperer, Robert Siodmak, Alan Watts, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Leo Strauss, and Katina Paxinou. After him are Karl Löwith, Mikhail Kalatozov, Veronica Lake, Edward Steichen, Mary Wigman, and Adolf Strauss.

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Among people born in Azerbaijan, Shirali Muslimov ranks 23 out of 189Before him are Mammad Amin Rasulzadeh (1884), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812), Garegin Nzhdeh (1886), Artur Rasizade (1935), Pavel Florensky (1882), and Khaqani (1126). After him are Fikret Amirov (1922), Mehriban Aliyeva (1964), Muslim Magomayev (1942), Tadj ol-Molouk (1896), Zarifa Aliyeva (1923), and Tofiq Bahramov (1925).


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