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ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (Arabic: عمر بن الخطاب; c. 583/584 – 3 November 644), also spelled Omar, was the second Rashidun caliph, reigning from 634 until his assassination in 644. He succeeded Abu Bakr (632–634) as the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. Umar was a senior companion and father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umar has received more than 3,561,502 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia. Umar is the 27th most popular politician (up from 31st 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 27 out of 15,710Before him are Otto von Bismarck, Mao Zedong, Tutankhamun, Ulysses S. Grant, Cicero, and Commodus. After him are Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria, Carles Puigdemont, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nero, and Louis XVI of France.

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Among people born in 585, Umar ranks 1After him are Pope Honorius I, Pepin of Landen, and Theudebert II. 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 222Before him are Muhammad (570). After him are Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), Uthman (574), Husayn ibn Ali (626), Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Muawiyah I (603), and Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In Saudi Arabia

Among politicians born in Saudi Arabia, Umar ranks 1After him are Uthman (574), Muawiyah I (603), Salman of Saudi Arabia (1935), Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (1924), Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (646), Umar II (682), Ibn Saud (1875), Marwan I (623), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), and Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921).