Abu Firas al-Hamdani

932 - 968

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Al-Harith ibn Abi’l-ʿAlaʾ Saʿid ibn Hamdan al-Taghlibi (932–968), better known by his pen name Abu Firas al-Hamdani (Arabic: أبو فراس الحمداني), was an Arab prince and poet. He was a cousin of Sayf al-Dawla and a member of the Hamdanid dynasty, who were rulers in northern Syria and Upper Mesopotamia during the 10th century. He served Sayf al-Dawla as governor of Manbij as well as court poet, and was active in his cousin's wars against the Byzantine Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Firas al-Hamdani has received more than 84,741 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Abu Firas al-Hamdani is the 3,426th most popular writer (down from 3,265th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 252nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Iraqi Writer.

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Notable Works

Diwan Abi Firas
Dīwān Abī Firās
Sharḥ Dīwān Abī Firās al-Ḥamdānī
Abu Firas Al-Hamdani, chevalier poète
Dīwān Abī Firās al-Ḥamdānī
Muntakhabāt shiʻrīyah

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Over the past year Abu Firas al-Hamdani has had the most page views in the with 80,502 views, followed by English (10,266), and Persian (2,940). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (263.96%), Armenian (41.78%), and Czech (36.09%)


Among writers, Abu Firas al-Hamdani ranks 3,426 out of 7,302Before him are Giovanni della Casa, Gʻafur Gʻulom, Juana de Ibarbourou, Sophie von La Roche, Marcin Bielski, and Gabrielle Roy. After him are Alexander Sumarokov, Bing Xin, Mikhail Prishvin, Natallia Arsiennieva, René Barjavel, and Erik Gustaf Geijer.

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Among people born in 932, Abu Firas al-Hamdani ranks 9Before him are Sancho I of León, Boleslaus II, Duke of Bohemia, Adalbert of Italy, At-Ta'i, Dong Yuan, and Abu Sulayman Sijistani.  Among people deceased in 968, Abu Firas al-Hamdani ranks 6Before him are Matilda of Ringelheim, Al-Muttaqi, Abu al-Misk Kafur, Mumadona Dias, and Bardas Phokas the Elder.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Abu Firas al-Hamdani ranks 277 out of 384Before him are Ibn Butlan (1001), Yitzhak Mordechai (1944), Abdullah Goran (1904), Ashur-bel-kala (-1200), Abdallah ibn al-Mu'tazz (861), and Shamshi-Adad IV (-1100). After him are Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī (923), Mahmud Nedim Pasha (1818), Al-Mundhir III ibn al-Nu'man (500), Ahmed Chalabi (1944), Raghad Hussein (1968), and Abu Ali al-Anbari (1957).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Abu Firas al-Hamdani ranks 23Before him are Abu-l-'Atahiya (748), Al-Asmaʿi (740), Nazik Al-Malaika (1923), Karim Findi (1946), Abdullah Goran (1904), and Abdallah ibn al-Mu'tazz (861). After him are Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī (923), Ishaq ibn Hunayn (830), Jacob of Serugh (451), Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf (750), Ahmet Haşim (1887), and Abu Isa al-Warraq (null).