Bashar ibn Burd

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Bashār ibn Burd (Arabic: بشار بن برد‎; 714–783), nicknamed al-Mura'ath, meaning "the wattled", was a poet of the late Umayyad and early Abbasid periods. Bashar was of Persian origin; his grandfather was taken as a captive to Iraq, but his father was a freedman (mawla) of the Uqayl tribe. Some Arab scholars considered Bashar the first "modern" poet, and one of the pioneers of badi' in Arabic literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bashar ibn Burd has received more than 45,773 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Bashar ibn Burd is the 1,518th most popular religious figure (down from 1,430th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Iraq and the 22nd most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Bashar ibn Burd ranks 1,518 out of 2,272Before him are Yitzhak Kaduri, Michel Sabbah, Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, Caspar Schwenckfeld, Abdullah ibn Ja'far, and Thomas Kingo. After him are Kateri Tekakwitha, Fernando Ocáriz Braña, Pietro Riario, Robert Cornelius, Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo, and Huldah.

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Among people born in 714, Bashar ibn Burd ranks 3Before him are Childeric III and Al-Mansur.  Among people deceased in 783, Bashar ibn Burd ranks 6Before him are Bertrada of Laon, Hildegard of the Vinzgau, Al-Muqanna, Han Gan, and Silo of Asturias.

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Among people born in Iraq, Bashar ibn Burd ranks 216 out of 300Before him are Ashur-nadin-shumi (-800), Ashur-dan I (-1300), Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Arik-den-ili (-1400), Yitzhak Kaduri (1898), and Artabanus I of Parthia (-200). After him are Al-Muwaffaq (842), Gungunum (-2000), Al-Asmaʿi (740), Ashur-rabi II (-1100), Ashur-bel-kala (-1200), and Enlil-nirari (-1400).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Bashar ibn Burd ranks 22Before him are Ibn Sa'd (784), Haran (null), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), Suhayb ar-Rumi (587), Abo of Tiflis (756), and Yitzhak Kaduri (1898). After him are Emmanuel III Delly (1927), Ignatius Gabriel I Tappouni (1879), Dinkha IV (1935), Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1931), Louis Raphaël I Sako (1948), and Bashar Warda (1969).