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Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Abī Bakr al-Maqdisī (Arabic: شَمْس ٱلدِّيْن أَبُو عَبْد ٱلله مُحَمَّد ابْن أَحْمَد ابْن أَبِي بَكْر ٱلْمَقْدِسِي‎), better known as al-Maqdisī (Arabic: ٱلْمَقْدِسِي‎) or al-Muqaddasī (Arabic: ٱلْمُقَدَّسِي‎), (c. 945/946 – 991) was a medieval Muslim geographer, author of Aḥsan al-taqāsīm fī maʿrifat al-aqālīm (The Best Divisions in the Knowledge of the Regions), as well as author of the book, Description of Syria (Including Palestine). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Maqdisi has received more than 25,542 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,733rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Al-Maqdisi ranks 4,705 out of 14,801Before him are Tôn Đức Thắng, Milan Hodža, Andris Bērziņš, Emperor Rokujō, García Ramírez of Navarre, and Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange. After him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Saionji Kinmochi, Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, Emperor Go-Fushimi, Emperor Ichijō, and Archduke Joseph August of Austria.

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Among people born in 945, Al-Maqdisi ranks 2Before him is Eric the Victorious. After him are Abbo of Fleury, Otto, Duke of Burgundy, and Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou. Among people deceased in 1000, Al-Maqdisi ranks 6Before him are Olaf Tryggvason, Harthacnut I of Denmark, Bjarni Herjólfsson, Zoe Karbonopsina, and García Sánchez II of Pamplona. After him are Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Henry of Speyer, Joseph Genesius, and Abū Sahl al-Qūhī.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Al-Maqdisi ranks 124 out of 294Before him are Antigonus II Mattathias (-100), Maria of Montferrat (1192), Valerius Gratus (-50), Barak (null), Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (1167), and Leila Khaled (1944). After him are Aristobulus II (null), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Ilan Ramon (1954), Canaan (null), and Menahem Golan (1929).