Ahmad ibn Arabshah

1389 - 1450

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Abu Muhammad Shihab al-Din Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Ibrahim also known as Muhammad ibn Arabshah (Arabic: ابن عَرَبْشَاه) (1389–1450), was an Arab writer and traveller who lived under the reign of Timur (1370–1405).He was born and grew up in Damascus. Later when Timur invaded Syria, he moved to Samarkand and later to Transoxiana. He later moved to Edirne and worked in the court of Sultan Mehmed I translating Arabic books to Turkish and Persian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmad ibn Arabshah has received more than 29,055 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ahmad ibn Arabshah is the 2,143rd most popular writer, the 82nd most popular biography from Syria and the 12th most popular Syrian Writer.

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Among writers, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 2,143 out of 5,794Before him are Nguyễn Du, Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, Álvaro Mutis, Bernard Palissy, and Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski. After him are André Frossard, Antonio Skármeta, Ilse Aichinger, William Peter Blatty, Auguste Maquet, and Édouard Drumont.

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Among people born in 1389, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 6Before him are Cosimo de' Medici, Isabella of Valois, John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, Philip II, Count of Nevers, and John V, Duke of Brittany.  Among people deceased in 1450, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 9Before him are Agnès Sorel, Stefano di Giovanni, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, Abdal-Latif Mirza, Francis I, Duke of Brittany, and Nuno Gonçalves. After him are Bengt Jönsson, Nils Jönsson, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and John Lydgate.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 82 out of 158Before him are Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), Salah Jadid (1926), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Gregory III Laham (1933), Al-Qa'im (893), and Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080). After him are Duqaq (1100), Adib Shishakli (1909), Mariam al-Asturlabi (950), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685), and John Moschus (550).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 12Before him are Nizar Qabbani (1923), Heliodorus of Emesa (null), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Cassius Longinus (213), and Alciphron (200). After him are John Moschus (550), Maryana Marrash (1848), Jacob of Edessa (633), Rafik Schami (1946), Zakaria Tamer (1931), and Francis Marrash (1837).