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 76,758 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad is the 206th most popular historian, the 228th most popular biography from Iraq and the 4th most popular Iraqi Historian.

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Among historians, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 206 out of 341Before him are Gottfried Achenwall, Karl Otfried Müller, Krste Misirkov, Walter Burkert, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, and Fritz Fischer. After him are Quentin Skinner, William of Malmesbury, Évariste Lévi-Provençal, Peter Brown, Émile Mâle, and Slobodan Jovanović.

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

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad ranks 228 out of 300Before him are Enlil-nirari (-1400), Ashur-resh-ishi II (-1100), Burna-Buriash II (-1400), Enlil-kudurri-usur (-1300), Erishum I (-2000), and Emmanuel III Delly (1927). After him are Dudu of Akkad (-2300), Ashur-nadin-apli (-1300), Entemena (-2430), Binyamin Ben-Eliezer (1936), Abdullah Goran (1904), and Puzur-Ashur I (-2050).

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