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Antarah ibn Shaddad

525 - 615

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Antarah ibn Shaddad al-Absi (Arabic: عنترة بن شداد العبسي‎, ʿAntarah ibn Shaddād al-ʿAbsī; AD 525–608), also known as ʿAntar, was a pre-Islamic Arab knight and poet, famous for both his poetry and his adventurous life. His chief poem forms part of the Mu'allaqāt, the collection of seven "hanging odes" legendarily said to have been suspended in the Kaaba. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antarah ibn Shaddad has received more than 286,949 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Antarah ibn Shaddad is the 1,237th most popular writer (down from 1,197th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia (down from 96th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Saudi Arabian Writer.

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.04

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  • 3.93

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Antarah ibn Shaddad ranks 1,237 out of 5,794Before him are Odo of Cluny, Phrynichus, Philippe Soupault, Jeffery Deaver, W. G. Sebald, and Maurus Servius Honoratus. After him are Forough Farrokhzad, Qiu Jin, J. G. Ballard, Rasul Gamzatov, Thomas of Celano, and Elsa Triolet.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 525, Antarah ibn Shaddad ranks 3Before him are Pope Benedict I and Liuvigild. After him are Alexander of Tralles, Justinian, and Aneirin. Among people deceased in 615, Antarah ibn Shaddad ranks 4Before him are Pope Boniface IV, Sumayyah bint Khabbat, and Columbanus. After him is Abdullah ibn Muhammad.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Antarah ibn Shaddad ranks 110 out of 222Before him are Wasil ibn Ata (700), Fatimah bint Musa (790), Abbas I of Egypt (1816), Ubayy ibn Ka'b (600), Abdullah ibn Salam (550), and Imru' al-Qais (501). After him are Muqrin bin Abdulaziz (1945), Al-Waqidi (747), Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (600), Ali of Hejaz (1879), Al-Khansa (575), and Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600).

Among WRITERS In Saudi Arabia

Among writers born in Saudi Arabia, Antarah ibn Shaddad ranks 3Before him are Hind bint Utbah (510) and Jamal Khashoggi (1958). After him are Al-Khansa (575), Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf (600), Hassan ibn Thabit (554), Al-A'sha (570), and Raif Badawi (1984).