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Abū al-Ṭayyib Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Mutanabbī al-Kindī (Arabic: أبو الطيب أحمد بن الحسين المتنبّي الكندي; c. 915 – 23 September 965 AD) from Kufa, Abbasid Caliphate, was a famous Abbasid-era Arab poet at the court of the Hamdanid emir Sayf al-Dawla in Aleppo, and for whom he composed 300 folios of poetry. His poetic style earned him great popularity in his time and many of his poems are not only still widely read in today's Arab world but are considered to be proverbial. He started writing poetry when he was nine years old. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Mutanabbi has received more than 356,773 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Al-Mutanabbi is the 1,042nd most popular writer (up from 1,108th in 2019), the 94th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 89th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iraqi Writer.

Al-Mutanabbi is most famous for his poetry. He is considered one of the best poets in the Arab world.

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Among writers, Al-Mutanabbi ranks 1,042 out of 5,755Before him are Jerome K. Jerome, Marcus Minucius Felix, John Malalas, Will Durant, Corinna, and Robert Merle. After him are Bulat Okudzhava, Sonia Rykiel, Ellen Key, Bharata Muni, Khachatur Abovian, and Robert de Montesquiou.

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Among people born in 915, Al-Mutanabbi ranks 3Before him are Al-Hakam II and Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia. After him are Burchard III, Duke of Swabia, Conrad I, Duke of Swabia, and Leo Phokas the Younger. Among people deceased in 965, Al-Mutanabbi ranks 3Before him are Pope Benedict V and Pope Leo VIII. After him are Bruno the Great, Hedwig of Saxony, Arnulf I, Count of Flanders, Gero, Ibn Hibban, Otto, Duke of Burgundy, and Joseph Bringas.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Al-Mutanabbi ranks 94 out of 338Before him are Rashid ad-Din Sinan (1130), Sajida Talfah (1937), Haran (null), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Ziusudra (null), and Al-Muntasir (837). After him are Samsu-iluna (-1792), Nouri al-Maliki (1950), Banū Mūsā (900), Enmerkar (-2500), Parysatis (-500), and Adad-nirari I (-1400).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Al-Mutanabbi ranks 8Before him are Al-Masudi (896), Fuzûlî (1494), Ahmad ibn Fadlan (900), Enheduanna (-2300), Berossus (-400), and Ibn al-Jawzi (1116). After him are Ibn Sirin (653), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), Ibn Khallikan (1211), Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718), Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), and Aphrahat (280).