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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 31,591 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ahmad ibn Arabshah is the 1,919th most popular writer (up from 2,142nd in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Syria and the 11th most popular Syrian Writer.

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  • 16

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Among writers, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 1,919 out of 5,755Before him are Shirley Jackson, Al-Hariri of Basra, Jonas Lie, Maria Konopnicka, Sister Nivedita, and Denis Fonvizin. After him are A. B. Yehoshua, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, Edmond Jabès, Vita Sackville-West, and Dora d'Istria.

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Among people born in 1389, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 7Before him are Cosimo de' Medici, Isabella of Valois, John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, Philip II, Count of Nevers, John V, Duke of Brittany, and Antoninus of Florence.  Among people deceased in 1450, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 8Before him are Agnès Sorel, Helena Dragaš, Stefano di Giovanni, Abdal-Latif Mirza, Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria, and Francis I, Duke of Brittany. After him are Nuno Gonçalves, 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 181Before him are Ibn Asakir (1105), Gregory III Laham (1933), Evagrius Scholasticus (536), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Al-Qa'im (893), and Anisa Makhlouf (1930). After him are Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Numenius of Apamea (200), Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), Alciphron (200), and Soraya Tarzi (1899).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Ahmad ibn Arabshah ranks 11Before him are Andrew of Crete (660), Nizar Qabbani (1923), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), and Jurji Zaydan (1861). After him are Alciphron (200), Cassius Longinus (213), John Moschus (550), Buhturi (819), Elia Abu Madi (1890), and Ghada al-Samman (1942).