WRITER

Ahmad ibn Mājid

1432 - 1500

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Aḥmad ibn Mājid ( أحمد بن ماجد), known as "AmirAl Bahr Alarabi" in Arabic (أمير البحر العربي) which means "the prince of the sea" and known also as the Lion of the Sea, was an Arab navigator and cartographer born c. 1432 in Julfar, part of Oman under the Nabhani dynasty rule at the time, (present-day Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates). He was raised in a family famous for seafaring; at the age of 17 he was able to navigate ships. The exact date is not known, but ibn Majid probably died in 1500. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmad ibn Mājid has received more than 171,433 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ahmad ibn Mājid is the 1,520th most popular writer (up from 1,742nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from United Arab Emirates (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Emirati Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 2.94

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 1,520 out of 5,794Before him are Marilyn vos Savant, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Wolfgang Borchert, Ole Nydahl, Natalie Clifford Barney, and Marin Držić. After him are Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Kathrine Switzer, Cornell Woolrich, Elizabeth George, Acusilaus, and Ibrahim ibn Yaqub.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1432, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 7Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Pope Innocent VIII, Afonso V of Portugal, Alvise Cadamosto, Isabel of Coimbra, and Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia. After him are Bartolomeo Vivarini, Hōjō Sōun, and Luigi Pulci. Among people deceased in 1500, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 6Before him are Bartolomeu Dias, Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset, Diogo Dias, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, and Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal. After him are Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Doukas, John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Gil Eanes, Fernão do Pó, and Bartolomé Bermejo.

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In United Arab Emirates

Among people born in United Arab Emirates, Ahmad ibn Mājid ranks 5 out of 26Before him are Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1948), Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918), Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1949), and Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum (1943). After him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1961), Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi (1939), Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1970), Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (1982), Adnan Al Talyani (1964), and Ali Bujsaim (1959).

Among WRITERS In United Arab Emirates

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