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Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (Arabic: جلال الدين السيوطي, romanized: Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī) (c. 1445–1505 CE), or Al-Suyuti, was an Egyptian Sunni polymath. Considered the Mujtahid and Mujaddid of the Islamic 10th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Suyuti has received more than 471,010 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Al-Suyuti is the 565th most popular religious figure, the 107th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 109th in 2019) and the 16th 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 565 out of 2,238Before him are John of Capistrano, Justin Martyr, Pope Victor II, Saint Walpurga, Pope Boniface II, and Marcel Lefebvre. After him are Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, Louis de Montfort, Junayd of Baghdad, Antipope Alexander V, Pope Felix IV, and Francis of Paola.

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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, Eberhard I, Duke of Württemberg, and Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg. Among people deceased in 1505, Al-Suyuti ranks 3Before him are Ivan III of Russia and Joan of France, Duchess of Berry. After him are Hongzhi Emperor, Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Elizabeth of Austria, Jacob Obrecht, Gülbahar Hatun, Heinrich Kramer, Ascanio Sforza, Johannes Widmann, and Jean Hey.

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Among people born in Egypt, Al-Suyuti ranks 107 out of 582Before him are Dorothy Hodgkin (1910), Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926), Djet (-3000), Mohamed ElBaradei (1942), Isma'il Pasha (1830), and Cleopatra V of Egypt (-100). After him are Georges Moustaki (1934), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani (1372), Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), Mohamed Hussein Tantawi (1935), Al-Kamil (1177), and Seqenenre Tao (-1600).


Among religious figures born in Egypt, Al-Suyuti ranks 16Before him are Saint Maurice (250), Pachomius the Great (292), Saint Menas (285), Saint Sarah (100), Mary of Egypt (344), and Yusuf al-Qaradawi (1926). After him are Maria al-Qibtiyya (600), Macarius of Egypt (300), Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria (1923), Antipope Dioscorus (500), Basilides (117), and Nahshon (null).