1364 - 1442

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Al-Maqrīzī (Arabic: المقريزي, full name Taqī al-Dīn Abū al-'Abbās Aḥmad ibn 'Alī ibn 'Abd al-Qādir ibn Muḥammad al-Maqrīzī, تقي الدين أحمد بن علي بن عبد القادر بن محمد المقريزي; 1364–1442) was a medieval Egyptian historian and biographer during the Mamluk era, known for his interest in the Fatimid era, and the earlier periods of Egyptian history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Maqrizi has received more than 195,637 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Al-Maqrizi is the 83rd most popular historian (up from 87th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Egypt (up from 204th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Egyptian Historian.

Al-maqrizi is most famous for his geographical work, Kitab al-suluk li-ma’rifat duwal al-muluk, which is a history of Egypt.

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Among historians, Al-Maqrizi ranks 83 out of 561Before him are Ephorus, Lev Gumilyov, Nicolaus of Damascus, Carlo Ginzburg, Donna Haraway, and Flavio Biondo. After him are Georges Duby, Julius Wellhausen, Erich Auerbach, George Ostrogorsky, Al-Waqidi, and Hermann Alexander Diels.

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Among people born in 1364, Al-Maqrizi ranks 1After him are Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Manuel III of Trebizond, Charles II, Duke of Lorraine, Eberhard III, Count of Württemberg, Henry Percy, Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and Baude Cordier. Among people deceased in 1442, Al-Maqrizi ranks 3Before him are Elizabeth of Luxembourg, and Yolande of Aragon. After him are Pierre Cauchon, John V, Duke of Brittany, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Brandenburg, John, Constable of Portugal, and Margaret of Nevers.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Al-Maqrizi ranks 193 out of 642Before him are Intef III (-2050), Abdel Halim Hafez (1929), Tewfik Pasha (1852), Merit-Ptah (-2700), Amenhotep, son of Hapu (-1420), and Al-Adid (1149). After him are John Philoponus (490), Al-Mutawakkil III (1500), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Dhul-Nun al-Misri (796), Senakhtenre Ahmose (-1600), and Dionysius Thrax (-170).


Among historians born in Egypt, Al-Maqrizi ranks 5Before him are Manetho (-201), Eric Hobsbawm (1917), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), and Theophylact Simocatta (580). After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1754), Yahya of Antioch (980), Al-Nuwayri (1279), and H. A. R. Gibb (1895).