Ghassan Kanafani

1936 - 1972

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Ghassan Kanafani (Arabic: غسان كنفاني‎, 8 April 1936 in Acre, Mandatory Palestine – 8 July 1972 in Beirut, Lebanon) was a Palestinian author and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ghassan Kanafani has received more than 440,483 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ghassan Kanafani is the 1,613th most popular writer (up from 1,770th in 2019), the 145th most popular biography from Israel (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Israeli Writer.

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Among writers, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 1,613 out of 5,794Before him are Bhāsa, Paul Gerhardt, Hannah Szenes, Notker the Stammerer, Josef Čapek, and Upton Sinclair. After him are Abu Tammam, Aphrahat, Vicki Baum, Alexander Polyhistor, Giorgio Bassani, and Javier Marías.

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Among people born in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 109Before him are Roy Emerson, Didier Ratsiraka, Jacques Mesrine, Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, Ivan Stambolić, and Dyanne Thorne. After him are Nicos Poulantzas, Tuncel Kurtiz, Abdul Qadeer Khan, Leonel Sánchez, Solomon Burke, and James Mirrlees. Among people deceased in 1972, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 55Before him are Natalie Clifford Barney, Bronislava Nijinska, Jules Romains, William Dieterle, Watchman Nee, and Martiros Saryan. After him are Mahalia Jackson, Lester B. Pearson, Eugène Tisserant, Hugo Steinhaus, Aspasia Manos, and Chen Yi.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 145 out of 389Before him are Henry II of Jerusalem (1271), Israel Tal (1924), Menahem Golan (1929), Aristobulus II (null), Ilan Ramon (1954), and Yaacov Agam (1928). After him are Jonathan Apphus (-200), Mariam Baouardy (1846), Shoghi Effendi (1897), Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522), Lusius Quietus (100), and A. B. Yehoshua (1936).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, Ghassan Kanafani ranks 6Before him are John the Evangelist (10), Amos Oz (1939), Edward Said (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), and David Grossman (1954). After him are A. B. Yehoshua (1936), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), Etgar Keret (1967), and Meir Shalev (1948).