Abai Qunanbaiuly

1845 - 1904

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Ibrahim (Abai) Qunanbaiuly (Абай Құнанбайұлы; 10 August 1845 – 6 July 1904) was a Kazakh poet, composer and Hanafi Maturidi theologian philosopher. He was also a cultural reformer toward European and Russian cultures on the basis of enlightened Islam. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abai Qunanbaiuly has received more than 201,984 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Abai Qunanbaiuly is the 506th most popular writer (up from 640th in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Russia (up from 203rd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Russian Writer.

Abai Kunanbayuly is most famous for his epic poem, "Kutadgu Bilig" (or "Wisdom of Royal Glory"), which is the longest surviving work in the Turkic language.

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Among writers, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 506 out of 5,794Before him are Muhammad Iqbal, Frank Herbert, Ellen G. White, George Steiner, Giorgos Seferis, and Héloïse. After him are Vasily Grossman, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, José Martí, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harper Lee.

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Among people born in 1845, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 13Before him are Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Amadeo I of Spain, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Gabriel Lippmann, and Ludwig III of Bavaria. After him are Nikola Pašić, Edmond James de Rothschild, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, George Darwin, and Ion Ivanovici. Among people deceased in 1904, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 11Before him are Isabella II of Spain, Henry Morton Stanley, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eadweard Muybridge, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, and Friedrich Ratzel. After him are Gabriel Tarde, Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Kruger, George, King of Saxony, Étienne-Jules Marey, and Émile Gallé.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 167 out of 2,688Before him are Anatoly Karpov (1951), Felix Steiner (1896), Gala Dalí (1894), Igor Tamm (1895), Pyotr Bagration (1765), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886). After him are Christian Goldbach (1690), Alexander Rodchenko (1891), Felix Yusupov (1887), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), and Paul Karrer (1889).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 23Before him are Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Ivan Krylov (1769), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Joseph Brodsky (1940), and Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883). After him are Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), Ivan Bunin (1870), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Alexander Herzen (1812), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), and Viktor Shklovsky (1893).