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Tamam Shud case

1903 - 1948

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The Somerton Man was an unidentified man whose body was found on 1 December 1948 on the beach at Somerton Park, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. The case is also known after the Persian phrase tamám shud (Persian: تمام شد), meaning "is over" or "is finished", which was printed on a scrap of paper found months later in the fob pocket of the man's trousers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tamam Shud case has received more than 3,485,962 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Tamam Shud case is the 16th most popular mafioso (up from 22nd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Australia (up from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Mafioso.

The case of the Tamam Shud case is most famous for the discovery of a copy of a poem, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The poem was found in the pocket of a man who was found dead on December 1, 1948.

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Among mafiosos, Tamam Shud case ranks 16 out of 52Before her are Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, Meyer Lansky, Karl Gebhardt, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, and Bernardo Provenzano. After her are Wyatt Earp, Mark David Chapman, John Gotti, Ned Kelly, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Richard Kuklinski.

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Among people born in 1903, Tamam Shud case ranks 48Before her are Julius Fučík, Lars Onsager, Empress Kōjun, Andrei Grechko, Jiro Horikoshi, and Claudio Arrau. After her are John Eccles, Bruno Bettelheim, John Vincent Atanasoff, Claudette Colbert, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and George Davis Snell. Among people deceased in 1948, Tamam Shud case ranks 32Before her are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, John J. Pershing, Umberto Giordano, Hugo Boss, Iwane Matsui, and D. W. Griffith. After her are Georges Bernanos, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Zelda Fitzgerald, Waldemar Hoven, Yoshiko Kawashima, and Emil Ludwig.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Tamam Shud case ranks 21 out of 925Before her are Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), Colleen McCullough (1937), Peter Singer (1946), Lionel Logue (1880), and Margaret Court (1942). After her are John Eccles (1903), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), V. Gordon Childe (1892), Margot Robbie (1990), Alexander Prokhorov (1916), and Peter Weir (1944).

Among MAFIOSOS In Australia

Among mafiosos born in Australia, Tamam Shud case ranks 1After her are Ned Kelly (1855).