- 600?-661; 4th caliph of Islam (656-661), considered the 1st caliph by the Shiites (see Shiite): son-in-law of Muhammad
- (born Cassius Marcellus Clay) 1942- ; U.S. boxer
Full name Ali ibn Abi Talib. 600?–661.
Muslim caliph (656–661) whose reign was marked by the division of Islam into Sunni and Shiite sects. This schism intensified after his assassination by members of a third Muslim sect.
From Arabic علي.
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