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Uthman (Arabic: عثمان ابن عفان ابن أبي العاص, romanized: ʿUthmān ibn ʿAffān ibn Abī al-'Ās; c. 576 or 579 – June 656), also spelled Osman, was the third Rashidun caliph, ruling from November 644 until his assassination. He ruled for twelve years, the longest of all Rashidun caliphs, and during his reign, the Rashidun Caliphate reached its greatest extent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uthman has received more than 2,219,372 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia. Uthman is the 115th most popular politician (up from 124th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (up from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Saudi Arabian Politician.

Uthman was the third caliph of Islam. He was a successful administrator and is most famous for compiling the Quran into a single text.

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Among politicians, Uthman ranks 115 out of 15,710Before him are Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, Murad III, Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, and Kim Jong-il. After him are Harald Fairhair, Marcus Licinius Crassus, Angela Merkel, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Henry V of England.

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Among people born in 574, Uthman ranks 1After him are Pope Agatho and Prince Shōtoku. Among people deceased in 656, Uthman ranks 1After him are Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Talhah, Sigebert III, Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, and Peada of Mercia.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Uthman ranks 5 out of 222Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), and Abu Bakr (573). After him are 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, Uthman ranks 2Before him are Umar (585). After him are 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).