Abbas ibn Firnas

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Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini (Arabic: أبو القاسم عباس بن فرناس بن ورداس التاكرني; c. 809/810 – 887 A.D.), known as Abbas ibn Firnas (Arabic: عباس ابن فرناس) was an Andalusi polymath: an inventor, astronomer, physician, chemist, engineer, Andalusi musician, and Arabic-language poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abbas ibn Firnas has received more than 933,934 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Abbas ibn Firnas is the 20th most popular inventor (up from 35th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Spain (up from 76th in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Inventor.

Abbas ibn Firnas is most famous for inventing the world's first flying machine.

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Over the past year Abbas ibn Firnas has had the most page views in the with 203,397 views, followed by English (147,838), and French (32,250). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (235.29%), (226.42%), and Southern Azerbaijani (158.20%)


Among inventors, Abbas ibn Firnas ranks 20 out of 426Before him are Cai Lun, Nikolaus Otto, Louis Daguerre, George Stephenson, Rudolf Diesel, and Nicéphore Niépce. After him are Werner von Siemens, Bartolomeo Cristofori, Samuel Colt, Ernő Rubik, Ismail al-Jazari, and Karl Ferdinand Braun.

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Among people born in 810, Abbas ibn Firnas ranks 2Before him is Muhammad al-Bukhari. After him are Pope Benedict III, John Scotus Eriugena, Kenneth MacAlpin, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, Halfdan the Black, Kassia, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, García Íñiguez of Pamplona, Hastein, and Eberhard of Friuli. Among people deceased in 887, Abbas ibn Firnas ranks 1After him are Boso of Provence, Emperor Kōkō, Pietro I Candiano, and Giovanni II Participazio.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Abbas ibn Firnas ranks 66 out of 3,355Before him are Maria Theresa of Spain (1638), Ramon Llull (1232), Eugénie de Montijo (1826), Quintilian (35), Josep Borrell (1947), and Ferdinand VII of Spain (1784). After him are Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600), Alfonso XII of Spain (1857), Bartolomé de las Casas (1484), Luis Aragonés (1938), Alfonso X of Castile (1221), and Plácido Domingo (1941).

Among INVENTORS In Spain

Among inventors born in Spain, Abbas ibn Firnas ranks 1After him are Juan de la Cierva, 1st Count of la Cierva (1895), Narcís Monturiol (1819), and Leonardo Torres y Quevedo (1852).