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Uthman ibn Affan (Arabic: عثمان بن عفان‎, romanized: ʿUthmān ibn ʿAffān; 579/583 – 17 June 656), also spelled by the Turkish and Persian rendering Osman, was a son-in-law and notable companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as the third of the Rashidun, 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 1,490,061 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 125th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Uthman ranks 124 out of 14,801Before him are Vespasian, Pol Pot, Kim Jong-il, Amenhotep III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Kösem Sultan. After him are Abdul Hamid II, Akbar, Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, and Bayezid II.

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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 Talhah, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Sigebert III, and Peada of Mercia.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Uthman ranks 6 out of 174Before him are Muhammad (570), Umar (585), Ali (601), Abu Bakr (573), and Husayn ibn Ali (626). After him are Fatimah (604), Aisha (605), Muawiyah I (603), Khalid ibn al-Walid (592), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), and Hasan ibn Ali (624).

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), Ibn Saud (1875), Umar II (682), Faisal of Saudi Arabia (1906), Marwan I (623), Fahd of Saudi Arabia (1921), and Abu Sufyan ibn Harb (580).

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