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Al-Masudi

896 - 956

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Al-Mas'udi (Arabic: أَبُو ٱلْحَسَن عَلِيّ ٱبْن ٱلْحُسَيْن ٱبْن عَلِيّ ٱلْمَسْعُودِيّ, ʾAbū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī al-Masʿūdī; c. 896–956) was an Arab historian, geographer and traveler. He is sometimes referred to as the "Herodotus of the Arabs". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Masudi has received more than 361,349 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Al-Masudi is the 229th most popular writer (up from 285th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 25th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iraqi Writer.

Al-Masudi is most famous for his book, "The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems," which is a history of the world from Creation to the year 947.

Memorability Metrics

  • 360k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Al-Masudi ranks 229 out of 5,755Before him are John Milton, Peter Drucker, Johanna Spyri, Nikos Kazantzakis, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and Maurice Leblanc. After him are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Lu Xun, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Wintour, and François de La Rochefoucauld.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 896, Al-Masudi ranks 1After him are Gyeongsun of Silla, Zoltán of Hungary, and Časlav. Among people deceased in 956, Al-Masudi ranks 1After him are Hugh the Great, Ordoño III of León, Theophylact of Constantinople, and Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Al-Masudi ranks 20 out of 338Before him are Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Rabia of Basra (710), Zaha Hadid (1950), Sennacherib (-740), Sargon II (-750), and Ezra (-500). After him are Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Belshazzar (-600), Ahmad Sanjar (1100), Khosrow II (570), Al-Ma'mun (786), and Nur ad-Din (1116).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Al-Masudi ranks 2Before him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780). After him are Fuzûlî (1494), Ahmad ibn Fadlan (900), Enheduanna (-2300), Berossus (-400), Ibn al-Jawzi (1116), Al-Mutanabbi (915), Ibn Sirin (653), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), Ibn Khallikan (1211), and Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718).