WRITER

Al-A'sha

570 - 629

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Al-A'sha (Arabic: ٱلْأَعْشَىٰ‎) or Maymun Ibn Qays Al-A'sha (d.c. 570– 625) was an Arabic Jahiliyyah poet from Najd, Arabia. He traveled through Mesopotamia, Syria, Arabia and Ethiopia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-A'sha has received more than 28,099 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Al-A'sha is the 3,479th most popular writer (down from 3,149th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Saudi Arabian Writer.

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  • 61.27

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

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  • 3.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Al-A'sha ranks 3,479 out of 5,794Before him are Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Paul Johnson, Jens Bjørneboe, Joan Alcover, Minette Walters, and Leonardo Padura Fuentes. After him are Símun av Skarði, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Andrée Chedid, George Coșbuc, Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, and Josef Kajetán Tyl.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 570, Al-A'sha ranks 10Before him are Khosrow II, Amr ibn Hishām, Ammar ibn Yasir, Childebert II, Theodelinda, and Witteric. After him is Pybba of Mercia. Among people deceased in 629, Al-A'sha ranks 9Before him are Zainab bint Muhammad, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Shahrbaraz, 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah, and Khosrow III.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Al-A'sha ranks 145 out of 222Before him are Nimr al-Nimr (1959), Al-Hurr ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Thaqafi (700), Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (1960), Jotapianus (200), Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud (1949), and Ibn al-Khattab (1969). After him are Ali Al-Naimi (1935), Majed Abdullah (1959), Mohamed Al-Deayea (1972), Saeed Al-Owairan (1967), Haifaa al-Mansour (1974), and Adel al-Jubeir (1962).

Among WRITERS In Saudi Arabia

Among writers born in Saudi Arabia, Al-A'sha ranks 7Before him are Hind bint Utbah (510), Jamal Khashoggi (1958), Antarah ibn Shaddad (525), Al-Khansa (575), Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600), and Hassan ibn Thabit (554). After him are Raif Badawi (1984).