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Uthman ibn Affan (Arabic: عثمان بن عفان, romanized: ʿUthmān bin ʿAffān; c. 573 or 576 – 17 June 656 CE), also spelled by Colloquial Arabic, Turkish and Persian rendering Osman, was a second cousin, son-in-law and notable companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as the third of the Rāshidun, or "Rightly Guided Caliphs". Born into a prominent Meccan clan, Banu Umayya of the Quraysh tribe, he played a major role in early Islamic history, and is known for having ordered the compilation of the standard version of the Quran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Uthman has received more than 2,464,663 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia. Uthman is the 97th most popular politician (up from 115th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia 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 97 out of 15,577Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, and Murad IV. After him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Theodosius I, Kim Il-sung, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Pontius Pilate, and Mehmed III.

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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, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, and Peada of Mercia.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Uthman ranks 5 out of 251Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), and Abu Bakr (573). After him are 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, Uthman ranks 2Before him are Umar (585). After him are 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).