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ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (Arabic: عمر بن خطاب, romanized: ʿUmar bin Khaṭṭāb, also spelled Omar, c. 582/583 – 644) was the second Rashidun caliph, ruling from August 634 until his assassination in 644. He succeeded Abu Bakr (r. 632–634) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umar has received more than 4,420,983 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 119 in 2019). Umar is the 39th most popular politician (down from 27th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Umar is most famous for being the second caliph of the Islamic empire.

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Among politicians, Umar ranks 39 out of 15,577Before him are Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Louis XVI of France, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Justinian I, and Richard III of England. After him are Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Akhenaten, Pericles, Maria Theresa, and Ulysses S. Grant.

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Among people born in 585, Umar ranks 1After him are Pope Honorius I, Pepin of Landen, Theudebert II, and Malik al-Ashtar. Among people deceased in 644, Umar ranks 1After him are Piruz Nahavandi and Paulinus of York.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Umar ranks 2 out of 251Before him are Muhammad (570). After him are Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), and Osama bin Laden (1957).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Umar ranks 1After him are Uthman (574), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Muawiyah I (603), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Ibn Saud (1875), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Marwan I (623), and Abū Lahab (549).