Sonni Ali

1464 - 1492

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Sunni Ali, also known as Si Ali, Sunni Ali Ber (Ber meaning "the Great"), was born in Ali Kolon. He reigned from about 1464 to 1492. Sunni Ali was the first king of the Songhai Empire, located in Africa and the 15th ruler of the Sunni dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonni Ali has received more than 279,743 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Sonni Ali is the 9,245th most popular politician (down from 9,038th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Mali (down from 10th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Malian Politician.

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Among politicians, Sonni Ali ranks 9,245 out of 15,710Before him are Juanita Castro, August Heissmeyer, Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria, Al-Zafir, Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz, and Rani Padmini. After him are Helen of Bosnia, Adil Çarçani, Jacques Lauriston, Yuriy Yekhanurov, Gao of Xia, and José Giral.

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Among people born in 1464, Sonni Ali ranks 6Before him are Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Sophia Jagiellon, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and Dayan Khan.  Among people deceased in 1492, Sonni Ali ranks 10Before him are Elizabeth Woodville, Jami, Casimir IV Jagiellon, Gülbahar Hatun, Antoine Busnois, and Jaume Huguet.

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In Mali

Among people born in Mali, Sonni Ali ranks 12 out of 46Before him are Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), Jean Tigana (1955), Ali Farka Touré (1939), Askia Mohammad I (1443), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), and Dioncounda Traoré (1942). After him are Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), Souleymane Cissé (1940), Seydou Keita (1980), Salif Keïta (1946), Jean Zerbo (1943), and Boubacar Traoré (1942).

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Among politicians born in Mali, Sonni Ali ranks 9Before him are Modibo Keïta (1915), Moussa Traoré (1936), Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), Askia Mohammad I (1443), Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), and Dioncounda Traoré (1942). After him are Cheick Modibo Diarra (1952), Ousmane Issoufi Maïga (1945), Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé (1948), Boubou Cissé (1974), Modibo Sidibé (1952), and Amadou Sanogo (1972).