Sonni Ali

1464 - 1492

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Sunni Ali, also known as Si Ali, Sunni Ali Ber (Ber meaning "the Great"), reigned from about 1464 to 1492 as the 15th ruler of the Sunni dynasty of the Songhai Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonni Ali has received more than 369,001 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Sonni Ali is the 9,780th most popular politician (up from 10,951st in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Mali (up from 16th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Malian Politician.

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Among politicians, Sonni Ali ranks 9,780 out of 19,576Before him are Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Walter Hauser, Merhotepre Sobekhotep, Holden Roberto, Michel Djotodia, and Ekkathat. After him are Faure Gnassingbé, Helian Bobo, Mihrişah Kadın, John III, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Muqtada al-Sadr, and Antonio Maura.

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Among people born in 1464, Sonni Ali ranks 9Before him are Dayan Khan, Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Philippa of Guelders, Barbara of Brandenburg, Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Hayır Bey.  Among people deceased in 1492, Sonni Ali ranks 10Before him are Jami, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Elizabeth Woodville, Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, and Antoine Busnois. After him are Jaume Huguet, and Christina Abrahamsdotter.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Sonni Ali ranks 13 out of 72Before him are Salif Keita (1949), Salif Keïta (1946), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Bah Ndaw (1950), Askia Mohammad I (1443), and Ali Farka Touré (1939). After him are Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Jean Zerbo (1943), Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), Seydou Keita (1980), Boubacar Traoré (1942), and Souleymane Cissé (1940).

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Among politicians born in Mali, Sonni Ali ranks 9Before him are Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), Modibo Keïta (1915), Moussa Traoré (1936), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Bah Ndaw (1950), and Askia Mohammad I (1443). After him are Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Modibo Keita (1942), Moctar Ouane (1955), Assimi Goïta (1983), Choguel Kokalla Maïga (1958), and Modibo Sidibé (1952).