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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

1918 - 2004

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: ٱلشَّيْخ زَايِد بِن سُلْطَان آل نَهْيَان, romanized: Ash-Shaykh Zāyed bin Sulṭān Āl Nahyān; 6 May 1918 – 2 November 2004) was the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates, uniting seven emirates, and becoming the Union's first Raʾīs (president), a position which he held for a period of almost 33 years (1971 until his death in 2004). He was also the ruler of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years (6 August 1966 – 2 November 2004). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has received more than 3,879,037 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the 1,495th most popular politician (down from 1,290th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from United Arab Emirates (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Emirati Politician.

Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is most famous for being the first president of the United Arab Emirates.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 1,495 out of 15,710Before him are Pauline Bonaparte, Walter Schellenberg, Václav Klaus, Gyges of Lydia, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Giulio Andreotti. After him are Hafizullah Amin, Lee Teng-hui, René of Anjou, Ahmet Necdet Sezer, William II, Prince of Orange, and Tabaré Vázquez.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 19Before him are Jørn Utzon, Helmut Schmidt, Ken Miles, Katherine Johnson, Frederick Sanger, and Alberto Ascari. After him are William Holden, Gertrude B. Elion, Billy Graham, James Tobin, Maurice Druon, and Rosalia Lombardo. Among people deceased in 2004, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 18Before him are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, Janet Leigh, Christopher Reeve, Ahmed Yassin, and Susan Sontag. After him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Maurice Wilkins, Stieg Larsson, Leônidas, Estée Lauder, and Helmut Newton.

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In United Arab Emirates

Among people born in United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 2 out of 26Before him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1948). After him are Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1949), Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1943), Ahmad ibn Mājid (1432), Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1961), Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (1939), Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1970), Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (1982), Adnan Al Talyani (1964), and Ali Bujsaim (1959).

Among POLITICIANS In United Arab Emirates

Among politicians born in United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 2Before him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1948). After him are Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1949), Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1943), Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1961), Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (1939), Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (1982), and Ali Bujsaim (1959).