Abu Tammam

788 - 846

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Ḥabīb ibn Aws al-Ṭā’ī (حبيب بن أوس الطائي; ca. 796/807 - 845), better known by his sobriquet Abū Tammām (أبو تمام), was an Arab poet and Muslim convert born to Christian parents. He is best known in literature by his 9th-century compilation of early poems known as the Hamasah, considered one of the greatest anthologies of Arabic literature ever assembled. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Tammam has received more than 87,384 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Abu Tammam is the 1,616th most popular writer (down from 1,613th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Syria (down from 66th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Abu Tammam ranks 1,616 out of 5,755Before him are Marie de Gournay, Yevgenia Ginzburg, Jean Bolland, Ken Wilber, Eugene Nida, and René Char. After him are Zeki Müren, Miklós Zrínyi, Dubravka Ugrešić, Peter Benchley, Hincmar, and Ahmad ibn Mājid.

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Among people born in 788, Abu Tammam ranks 4Before him are Adi Shankara, Abd al-Rahman II, and Methodios I of Constantinople. After him are Ziyadat Allah I of Ifriqiya and Boniface II, Margrave of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 846, Abu Tammam ranks 4Before him are Bai Juyi, Mojmir I of Moravia, and Emperor Wuzong of Tang.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Abu Tammam ranks 67 out of 181Before him are Vaballathus (266), Asmahan (1917), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Ibn al-Shatir (1304), Farid al-Atrash (1910), and Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150). After him are Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Nureddin al-Atassi (1929), Sergius I of Constantinople (565), Sabah Fakhri (1933), and Thierry, Count of Flanders (1100).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Abu Tammam ranks 9Before him are Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Herodian (170), Andrew of Crete (660), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), and Usama ibn Munqidh (1095). After him are Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Alciphron (200), Cassius Longinus (213), John Moschus (550), and Buhturi (819).