Yasser Arafat

1929 - 2004

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Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf al-Qudwa al-Husseini (4 / 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat ( ARR-ə-fat, also US: AR-ə-FAHT; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني‎; Arabic: ياسر عرفات, romanized: Yāsir ʿArafāt) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار, romanized: ʾAbū ʿAmmār), was a Palestinian political leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from 1969 to 2004 and President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) from 1994 to 2004. Ideologically an Arab nationalist and a socialist, he was a founding member of the Fatah political party, which he led from 1959 until 2004. Arafat was born to Palestinian parents in Cairo, Egypt, where he spent most of his youth and studied at the University of King Fuad I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yasser Arafat has received more than 5,513,329 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 109 in 2019). Yasser Arafat is the 112th most popular politician (down from 93rd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Egypt and the 4th most popular Egyptian Politician.

Yasser Arafat was the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the first president of the Palestinian National Authority. He was born in 1929 in Cairo, Egypt, and died in 2004 in Paris, France. He became famous for being a leader in the Palestinian Liberation Organization and for being the first president of the Palestinian National Authority.

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Among politicians, Yasser Arafat ranks 112 out of 15,710Before him are Xerxes I, Claudius, George Washington, Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, and Murad III. After him are Mark Antony, Kim Jong-il, Uthman, Harald Fairhair, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Angela Merkel.

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Among people born in 1929, Yasser Arafat ranks 3Before him are Anne Frank and Audrey Hepburn. After him are Martin Luther King Jr., Milan Kundera, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Sergio Leone, Max von Sydow, Lev Yashin, and Grace Kelly. Among people deceased in 2004, Yasser Arafat ranks 3Before him are Ronald Reagan and Marlon Brando. After him are Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Czesław Miłosz, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.

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Among people born in Egypt, Yasser Arafat ranks 9 out of 520Before him are Nefertiti (-1400), Ptolemy (100), Akhenaten (-1400), Euclid (-350), Hypatia (350), and Cleopatra (-69). After him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Origen (185), Amenhotep III (-1403), Imhotep (-2800), and Hosni Mubarak (1928).


Among politicians born in Egypt, Yasser Arafat ranks 4Before him are Tutankhamun (-1341), Akhenaten (-1400), and Cleopatra (-69). After him are Hatshepsut (-1507), Amenhotep III (-1403), Hosni Mubarak (1928), Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918), Anwar Sadat (1918), Rudolf Hess (1894), Khafra (-2550), and Seti I (-1323).