Najaf ranks 2,650th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Yorkshire, Bahia, and Hsinchu. Memorable people born in Najaf include Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Muqtada al-Sadr, and Ali Larijani. Memorable people who died in Najaf include Shaykh Tusi. Najaf has been the birth place of many politicians and religious figures and the death place of many religious figures. Najaf is located in Iraq.
Najaf or An-Najaf al-Ashraf, also known as Baniqia, is a city in central Iraq about 160 km (100 mi) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2013 was 1,000,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered amongst the holiest cities of Shia Islam and one of its spiritual capitals, whilst also remaining the center of Shia political power in Iraq. Read more on Wikipedia
Between 1935 and 1974, Najaf was the birth place of 5 globally memorable people, including Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Muqtada al-Sadr, and Ali Larijani. Additionaly, 1 globally memorable people have passed away in Najaf including Shaykh Tusi.
Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 3 globally memorable people born in Najaf since 1700.