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Dhul-Nun al-Misri

796 - 859

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Dhūl-Nūn Abū l-Fayḍ Thawbān b. Ibrāhīm al-Miṣrī (Arabic: ذو النون المصري; d. Giza, in 245/859 or 248/862), often referred to as Dhūl-Nūn al-Miṣrī or Zūl-Nūn al-Miṣrī for short, was an early Egyptian Muslim mystic and ascetic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dhul-Nun al-Misri has received more than 148,622 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Dhul-Nun al-Misri is the 466th most popular philosopher (up from 499th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 213th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Egyptian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Dhul-Nun al-Misri ranks 466 out of 1,081Before him are Phaedo of Elis, Norberto Bobbio, Adam Ferguson, Willard Van Orman Quine, Nelson Goodman, and Pierre Duhem. After him are Leo Strauss, George Pachymeres, Lev Gumilyov, John Toland, Shantideva, and Stilpo.

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Among people born in 796, Dhul-Nun al-Misri ranks 3Before him are Al-Mu'tasim and Lü Dongbin. After him is Lambert I of Nantes. Among people deceased in 859, Dhul-Nun al-Misri ranks 1After him are Emperor Xuanzong of Tang and Eulogius of Córdoba.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Dhul-Nun al-Misri ranks 216 out of 582Before him are Huda Sha'arawi (1879), Ibn Yunus (950), Hor (-1800), Abdel Halim Hafez (1929), Iry-Hor (-3101), and Prince Rahotep (-2700). After him are Achilles Tatius (200), Arnuwanda II (-1400), Takelot II (-900), Osorkon I (-1000), Al-Tahawi (853), and Yuya (-1500).


Among philosophers born in Egypt, Dhul-Nun al-Misri ranks 10Before him are Philo (-15), Muhammad Abduh (1849), Sextus Empiricus (160), Ammonius Saccas (175), John Philoponus (490), and Saadia Gaon (882). After him are Valentinus (100), Ammonius Hermiae (440), Olympiodorus the Younger (495), Isaac Israeli ben Solomon (832), Julius Pollux (200), and Ahmad al-Tayyeb (1946).