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Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad

1145 - 1234

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Bahāʾ al-Dīn Abū al-Maḥāsin Yūsuf ibn Rāfiʿ ibn Tamīm (Arabic: بهاء الدين ابن شداد; the honorific title "Bahā' ad-Dīn" means "splendor of the faith"; sometimes known as Bohadin or Boha-Eddyn) (6 March 1145 – 8 November 1234) was a 12th-century Kurdish jurist, scholar and historian notable for writing a biography of Saladin whom he knew well. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad has received more than 86,991 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad is the 160th most popular historian (up from 206th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 227th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Historian.

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Among HISTORIANS

Among historians, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 160 out of 339Before him are Linda Nochlin, Karl Lamprecht, René Grousset, Hisham ibn al-Kalbi, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, and Deborah Lipstadt. After him are Ibn al-Faqih, Faustus of Byzantium, Roger Chartier, Shlomo Sand, Simon Dubnow, and Michael Attaleiates.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1145, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 10Before him are Sverre of Norway, Al-Adil I, Maria of Antioch, Mikhail of Vladimir, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, and Margaret I, Countess of Flanders. After him are Sven Aggesen, Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem, and Ruben III, Prince of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1234, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 10Before him are Emperor Go-Horikawa, Stefan Radoslav, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, Ibn al-Farid, Otto I, Duke of Merania, and Floris IV, Count of Holland.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 211 out of 338Before him are Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ikhshid (882), Mutakkil-Nusku (-1200), Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Bashar ibn Burd (714), Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737), and Al-Sharif al-Radi (970). After him are Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi (640), Dawud al-Zahiri (815), Yitzhak Kaduri (1898), Ur-Zababa (-2350), Ashur-resh-ishi I (-1200), and Arik-den-ili (-1400).

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Among HISTORIANS In Iraq

Among historians born in Iraq, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 4Before him are Al-Baladhuri (806), Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi (1002), and Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737). After him are Avi Shlaim (1945).