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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 Arab 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 62,194 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Al-Maqdisi is the 4,202nd most popular politician (up from 4,851st in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Israel (up from 131st in 2019) and the 46th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Al-Maqdisi ranks 4,202 out of 15,577Before him are Piri Mehmed Pasha, Emperor Senka, Emperor Hanzei, Karel Čurda, Sin-Muballit, and Grimoald the Elder. After him are Andrea Gritti, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Lenín Moreno, Tonyukuk, Gisela of Swabia, and Touman.

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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, Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou, and Al-Sijzi. Among people deceased in 1000, Al-Maqdisi ranks 4Before him are Olaf Tryggvason, Bjarni Herjólfsson, and Harthacnut I of Denmark. After him are Zoe Karbonopsina, García Sánchez II of Pamplona, Henry of Speyer, Abu-Mahmud Khojandi, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Bertha of Swabia, Joseph Genesius, and Matsyendranatha.

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Among people born in Israel, Al-Maqdisi ranks 118 out of 430Before him are Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Yitzhak Navon (1921), Shimon bar Yochai (1), Leila Khaled (1944), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), and Judah ha-Nasi (135). After him are Barak (null), David Grossman (1954), Arieh Warshel (1940), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (1167), and Antigonus II Mattathias (-100).


Among politicians born in Israel, Al-Maqdisi ranks 46Before him are Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Isaac Herzog (1960), Nahum (-600), Yitzhak Navon (1921), Shimon bar Yochai (1), and Judah ha-Nasi (135). After him are Barak (null), Antigonus II Mattathias (-100), Maria of Montferrat (1192), Tzipi Livni (1958), Yigal Allon (1918), and Naftali Bennett (1972).