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1100 - 1169

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Asad ad-Dīn Shīrkūh bin Shādhī (Kurdish: ئەسەد الدین شێرکۆ, romanized: Esed El-Dîn Şêrko; Arabic: أسد الدين شيركوه بن شاذي), also known as Shirkuh, or Şêrko (meaning "lion of the mountains" in Kurdish) (died 22 February 1169) was a military commander in service of the Zengid dynasty, and uncle of Saladin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirkuh has received more than 165,733 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Shirkuh is the 3,613th most popular politician (down from 3,477th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Armenia (up from 12th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Armenian Politician.

Shirkuh is most famous for being the leader of the Muslim conquest of Egypt.

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Among politicians, Shirkuh ranks 3,613 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Tenmu, Antiochus XI Epiphanes, Tudḫaliya IV, Godigisel, Sultan Husayn, and Lee Hsien Loong. After him are Childebert the Adopted, Mihailo Obrenović, Pekahiah, Al-Hakam I, Jani Beg, and Chlothar IV.

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Among people born in 1100, Shirkuh ranks 16Before him are Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Pope Adrian IV, Sverker I of Sweden, Emperor Qinzong, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, and Inge the Elder. After him are Antipope Gregory VIII, Eric III of Denmark, Inge the Younger, Arnold of Brescia, Khabul Khan, and Kerbogha. Among people deceased in 1169, Shirkuh ranks 2Before him is Manco Cápac. After him are Bertrand de Blanchefort and Shawar.

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In Armenia

Among people born in Armenia, Shirkuh ranks 11 out of 147Before him are Anastas Mikoyan (1895), Artem Mikoyan (1905), Tiridates III of Armenia (255), Armen Sarkissian (1953), Hayk (410), and Najm ad-Din Ayyub (1100). After him are Khachatur Abovian (1805), Ashot I of Armenia (820), Vardan Mamikonian (388), Vologases V (130), Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869), and Servatius of Tongeren (400).

Among POLITICIANS In Armenia

Among politicians born in Armenia, Shirkuh ranks 7Before him are Tigranes the Great (-140), Leo V the Armenian (775), Anastas Mikoyan (1895), Tiridates III of Armenia (255), Hayk (410), and Najm ad-Din Ayyub (1100). After him are Ashot I of Armenia (820), Vardan Mamikonian (388), Vologases V (130), Tigranes III (-100), Nikol Pashinyan (1975), and Karen Demirchyan (1932).