Yasser Arafat

1929 - 2004

Yasser Arafat

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini ( ARR-ə-fat, also US: AR-ə-FAHT; Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني‎‎; 4 / 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (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, 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 3,829,804 page views. His biography is available in 109 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 94th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Yasser Arafat ranks 93 out of 14,801Before him are Philip II of Macedon, Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, Hadrian, Mary I of England, and Ashoka. After him are Darius the Great, Murad III, Boris Yeltsin, Leonid Brezhnev, Theodosius I, and Tiberius.

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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, Lev Yashin, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Grace Kelly, Sergio Leone, and Imre Kertész. Among people deceased in 2004, Yasser Arafat ranks 2Before him is Ronald Reagan. After him are Marlon Brando, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, Peter Ustinov, and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Among people born in Egypt, Yasser Arafat ranks 9 out of 432Before him are Cleopatra (-69), Euclid (-350), Nefertiti (-1400), Akhenaten (-1400), Ptolemy (100), and Hypatia (350). After him are Amenhotep III (-1403), Origen (185), Hatshepsut (-1507), Joshua (-1355), Anthony the Great (251), and Plotinus (203).


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

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