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 228,888 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Abai Qunanbaiuly is the 556th most popular writer (down from 506th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Kazakhstan (up from 167th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular 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 556 out of 5,755Before him are Heinrich Mann, Luo Guanzhong, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Georg Trakl, Denis of Portugal, and Mihai Eminescu. After him are Longus, Paul Lafargue, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Alfred Döblin, Wang Wei, and Faxian.

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

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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 10 out of 154Before him are Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Ahmad Yasawi (1103), Seljuk (902), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), and Aslan Maskhadov (1951). After him are Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Shoqan Walikhanov (1835), Ablai Khan (1711), Dinmukhamed Kunaev (1912), Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (1952), and Muhammad Shaybani (1451).

Among WRITERS In Kazakhstan

Among writers born in Kazakhstan, Abai Qunanbaiuly ranks 2Before him are Ahmad Yasawi (1103). After him are Ybyrai Altynsarin (1841), Mukaghali Makatayev (1931), Alexander Volkov (1891), Sergei Lukyanenko (1968), and Alexander Kazantsev (1906).