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Ahmad ibn Mājid

1432 - 1500

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Aḥmad ibn Mājid (Arabic: أحمد بن ماجد), known as "Amīr al-Baḥr al-ʿArabī" in Arabic (Arabic: أمير البحر العربي), “Prince of the Sea” and known also as the Lion of the Sea, was an Arab navigator and cartographer born c. 1432 in Julfar, (present-day Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates). He was raised in a family famous for seafaring; at the age of seventeen he was able to navigate ships. The exact date is not known, but Ibn Mājid probably died around 1500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmad ibn Mājid has received more than 253,990 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ahmad ibn Mājid is the 1,621st most popular writer (down from 1,519th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from United Arab Emirates (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Emirati Writer.

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  • 250k

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  • 56.90

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 1,621 out of 5,755Before him are Abu Tammam, Zeki Müren, Miklós Zrínyi, Dubravka Ugrešić, Peter Benchley, and Hincmar. After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Javier Marías, David Ogilvy, Barbara Cartland, Tanya Savicheva, and Olaus Petri.

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Among people born in 1432, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 7Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Pope Innocent VIII, Afonso V of Portugal, Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Isabel of Coimbra, and Alvise Cadamosto. After him are Hōjō Sōun, Bartolomeo Vivarini, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1500, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 7Before him are Bartolomeu Dias, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Diogo Dias, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, and Doukas. After him are Gil Eanes, John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Fernão do Pó, Maria of Serbia, Queen of Bosnia, Wan Hu, and Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset.

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Among writers born in United Arab Emirates, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 1