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Al-Suyuti (c. 1445–1505 CE); aka Jalaluddin; was an Egyptian polymath, scholar, historian, sufi and jurist. From a family of Persian origin, he was described as one of the most prolific writers of the Middle Ages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Suyuti has received more than 318,437 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Al-Suyuti is the 566th most popular religious figure (up from 643rd in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 138th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Egyptian Religious Figure.

Al-suyuti is most famous for his work in the fields of Quranic studies and Islamic history. He wrote a commentary on the Quran, "al-Durr al-manthur," and was the first to compile a list of the 114 surahs of the Quran. He also wrote a dictionary of Quranic terms, "al-Jawahir al-lughawiyyah."

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Among religious figures, Al-Suyuti ranks 566 out of 2,272Before him are Angelus Silesius, Pope Stephen V, Pope Theodore II, Clotilde, Muhammad al-Jawad, and Jacobus da Varagine. After him are Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Pope Stephen VIII, James, brother of Jesus, Pope Donus, Pope Stephen VI, and Charles Taze Russell.

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Among people born in 1445, Al-Suyuti ranks 4Before him are Sandro Botticelli, Luca Pacioli, and Meñli I Giray. After him are Giuliano da Sangallo, Alvise Vivarini, and Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1505, Al-Suyuti ranks 4Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, and Hongzhi Emperor. After him are Jacob Obrecht, Heinrich Kramer, Elizabeth of Austria, Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Ascanio Sforza, Johannes Widmann, and Jean Hey.

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Among people born in Egypt, Al-Suyuti ranks 109 out of 520Before him are Sanakht (-2700), Mohamed ElBaradei (1942), Cleopatra IV of Egypt (-138), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (1954), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), and Amasis II (-700). After him are Saint Menas (285), Ayman al-Zawahiri (1951), Ammonius Saccas (175), Ptolemy X Alexander I (-140), Sekhemkhet (-2800), and Ptolemy XI Alexander II (-100).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Al-Suyuti ranks 15Before him are Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Sarah (100), Saint Maurice (250), Paul of Thebes (227), Mary of Egypt (344), and Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926). After him are Saint Menas (285), Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), Macarius of Egypt (300), Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Basilides (117), and Antipope Dioscorus (500).