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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

1918 - 2004

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Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Arabic: زَايِد بِن سُلْطَان آل نَهْيَان, romanized: Zāyed bin Sulṭān Āl Nahyān; 6 May 1918 – 2 November 2004) was an Emirati politician, statesman, and philanthropist who served as the first president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 1971 until his death in 2004. He is credited as the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the UAE, uniting seven emirates. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has received more than 4,896,442 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the 1,630th most popular politician (down from 1,493rd in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from United Arab Emirates 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, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 1,630 out of 15,577Before him are Charles-Henri Sanson, Faisal II of Iraq, Jeroboam II, Stefan Nemanja, Aung San, and Mentor. After him are Zhao Ziyang, Yuan Shao, Mátyás Rákosi, Claudia Octavia, Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, and Henry, King of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1918, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 20Before him are Kurt Waldheim, Frederick Sanger, Gertrude B. Elion, Alberto Ascari, Katherine Johnson, and Jørn Utzon. After him are William Holden, Billy Graham, Chaim Herzog, Rosalia Lombardo, Franco Modigliani, and W. Eugene Smith. Among people deceased in 2004, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 17Before him are Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Susan Sontag, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Peter Ustinov, and Ahmed Yassin. After him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Akhmad Kadyrov, Maurice Wilkins, Helmut Newton, Janet Leigh, and Stieg Larsson.

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In United Arab Emirates

Among people born in United Arab Emirates, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ranks 2 out of 35Before 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), Ahmad ibn Mājid (1432), Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (1939), Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra (632), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1961), Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1970), Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (1982), and Khaldoon Al Mubarak (1975).

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