WRITER

Abu Nuwas

762 - 814

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Abū Nuwās al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī al-Ḥakamī (variant: Al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī 'Abd al-Awal al-Ṣabāḥ, Abū 'Alī (أَبُو عَلِي اَلْحَسَنْ بْنْ هَانِئْ بْنْ عَبْدِ اَلْأَوَّلْ بْنْ اَلصَّبَاحِ اَلْحُكْمِيِّ اَلْمِذْحَجِي), known as Abū Nuwās al-Salamī (أبو نواس السلمي) or just Abū Nuwās (أبو نواس, Abū Nuwās); c. 756 – c. 814) was a classical Arabic poet, and the foremost representative of the modern (muhdath) poetry that developed during the first years of Abbasid Caliphate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Nuwas has received more than 425,388 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Abu Nuwas is the 104th most popular writer (up from 172nd in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Iran (up from 20th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iranian Writer.

Abu Nuwas is most famous for being the first person to write erotic poetry in Arabic.

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  • 430k

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  • 76.91

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  • 133

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.31

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  • 6.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

al-Nusus al-muharramah
O Tribe That Loves Boys
Poetry
Poems
Arabic poetry
Dīwān
Le vin, le vent, la vie
Diwan Abi Nuwas al-Hasan ibn Hani al-Hakami (al-Nasharat al-Islamiyah)
Arabic poetry

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Among writers, Abu Nuwas ranks 104 out of 7,302Before him are Marquis de Sade, Jonathan Swift, Ismail I, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Paulo Coelho. After him are Du Fu, André Gide, Stephen King, Maurice Maeterlinck, August Strindberg, and Haruki Murakami.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 762, Abu Nuwas ranks 1 Among people deceased in 814, Abu Nuwas ranks 2Before him is Charlemagne. After him are Krum, and Angilbert.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Abu Nuwas ranks 12 out of 631Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Ali Khamenei (1939), Darius III (-380), Harun al-Rashid (766), and Ismail I (1487). After him are Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Hafez (1325), and Ulugh Beg (1394).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Abu Nuwas ranks 2Before him are Ismail I (1487). After him are Hafez (1325), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Jami (1414), Doris Lessing (1919), Attar of Nishapur (1145), and Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724).