Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din

1869 - 1948

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Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din (or Imam Yahya) (Arabic: يحيى محمد حميد الدين‎, 18 June 1869 – 17 February 1948) became Imam of the Zaydis in 1904 after the death of his father, Muhammad Al-Mansur, and Imam of Yemen in 1918. His name and title in full was "His majesty Amir al-Mumenin al-Mutawakkil 'Ala Allah Rab ul-Alamin Imam Yahya bin al-Mansur Bi'llah Muhammad Hamidaddin, Imam and Commander of the Faithful" (the prince of the believers, he who relies on God, the Lord of the Universe). Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din was born on Friday 18 June 1869 in Sanaa into the Hamidaddin branch of the al-Qasimi dynasty who ruled most of Yemen proper and South Saudi Arabia today for over 900 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din has received more than 156,242 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din is the 7,978th most popular politician (up from 8,295th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Yemen (up from 7th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Yemeni Politician.

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Among politicians, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din ranks 7,978 out of 15,710Before him are Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, Armand Trousseau, Merenhor, Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, Ilterish Qaghan, and Lê Khả Phiêu. After him are Ukita Hideie, Count Theodosius, Jonas Basanavičius, Rostislav I of Kiev, Lê Đức Anh, and Princess Patricia of Connaught.

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Among people born in 1869, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din ranks 69Before him are Michael von Faulhaber, Otto Nordenskjöld, Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein, Algernon Blackwood, Caterina Albert, and Prince Baudouin of Belgium. After him are Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Stanisław Wojciechowski, Paul Émile Chabas, Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria, Konstantin Somov, and Nicolae Paulescu. Among people deceased in 1948, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din ranks 74Before him are Radola Gajda, Sabahattin Ali, Kâzım Karabekir, Georgios Tsolakoglou, Harry Dexter White, and Fred Niblo. After him are Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, Achille Varzi, Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Austria, Edith Roosevelt, Karl Valentin, and Pavel Rybalko.

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Among people born in Yemen, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din ranks 6 out of 18Before him are Uwais al-Qarani (594), Ali Abdullah Saleh (1947), Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), and Miqdad ibn Aswad (589). After him are Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Mukesh Ambani (1957), Shoshana Damari (1923), Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani (893), Ahmad bin Yahya (1891), and Tawakkol Karman (1979).


Among politicians born in Yemen, Yahya Muhammad Hamid ed-Din ranks 5Before him are Ali Abdullah Saleh (1947), Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi (1945), Abu Musa al-Ash'ari (600), and Miqdad ibn Aswad (589). After him are Muhammad al-Badr (1926), Ahmad bin Yahya (1891), Mohammed Basindawa (1935), Ali Muhammad Mujawar (1953), Abdul Qadir Bajamal (1946), and Keith Vaz (1956).