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ʾAḥmad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Jabir al-Balādhurī (Arabic: أحمد بن يحيى بن جابر البلاذري‎) was a 9th-century Muslim historian. One of the eminent Middle Eastern historians of his age, he spent most of his life in Baghdad and enjoyed great influence at the court of the caliph al-Mutawakkil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Baladhuri has received more than 85,108 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Al-Baladhuri is the 70th most popular historian (up from 74th in 2019), the 72nd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 87th in 2019) and the most popular Iraqi Historian.

Al-Baladhuri was a historian who documented the events of the Muslim conquest of the Middle East and North Africa. He is most famous for his book "Kitab Futuh al-Buldan" which is a history of the conquests of the Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Among historians, Al-Baladhuri ranks 70 out of 341Before him are Movses Khorenatsi, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Nicolaus of Damascus, Gaston Maspero, and Geoffrey of Villehardouin. After him are Erich Auerbach, Carlo Ginzburg, Ephorus, Eutropius, Yuval Noah Harari, and Julius Wellhausen.

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Among people born in 806, Al-Baladhuri ranks 2Before him is Louis the German. After him is Hincmar. Among people deceased in 892, Al-Baladhuri ranks 2Before him is Al-Tirmidhi. After him are Al-Mu'tamid, Siemowit, Branimir of Croatia, and Nasr I.

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Baladhuri ranks 72 out of 300Before him are Sargon I (-1900), Shamshi-Adad I (-1860), Hormizd IV (540), Abd al-Karim Qasim (1914), Ya'qubi (801), and Qutayba ibn Muslim (668). After him are Shulgi (-2200), Al-Nasir (1158), Al-Muntasir (837), Shammuramat (-900), Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130), and Ibn al-Jawzi (1116).

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Among historians born in Iraq, Al-Baladhuri ranks 1After him are Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737), Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (1002), and Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad (1145).