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Ibn Arabi

1165 - 1240

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Ibn ʿArabī (Arabic: ابن عربي, ALA-LC: Ibn ʻArabī‎; full name: أبو عبد الله محـمـد بن العربي الطائي الحاتمي, Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn al-ʻArabī al-Ṭāʼī al-Ḥātimī; 1165–1240), nicknamed al-Qushayrī (القشيري, al-Qushayrī) and Sulṭān al-ʿĀrifīn (سلطان العارفين, Sulṭān al-ʻĀrifīn, 'Sultan of the Knowers'), was an Arab Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic, poet, and philosopher, extremely influential within Islamic thought. Out of the 850 works attributed to him, some 700 are authentic while over 400 are still extant. His cosmological teachings became the dominant worldview in many parts of the Muslim world.His traditional titular is Muḥyīddīn (Arabic: محيي الدين; The Reviver of Religion). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Arabi has received more than 2,386,420 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Ibn Arabi is the 76th most popular philosopher (up from 117th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 50th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Philosopher.

Ibn Arabi is most famous for his Sufi writings, which are considered to be some of the most influential writings in the Islamic world.

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Among philosophers, Ibn Arabi ranks 76 out of 1,081Before him are Rudolf Steiner, Ramakrishna, Epictetus, William of Ockham, Xenophanes, and Jürgen Habermas. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Jeremy Bentham, Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roger Bacon, and Jean Bodin.

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Among people born in 1165, Ibn Arabi ranks 2Before him is Philip II of France. After him are Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Berengaria of Navarre, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, Henry I, Duke of Brabant, Albert of Riga, Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, Joan of England, Queen of Sicily, Waleran III, Duke of Limburg, Phillipe de Plessis, and Vukan Nemanjić. Among people deceased in 1240, Ibn Arabi ranks 2Before him is Fibonacci. After him are Razia Sultana, Raymond Nonnatus, Constance of Hungary, Konrad von Thüringen, Jacques de Vitry, Chormaqan, Llywelyn the Great, and Skule Bårdsson.

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Among people born in Spain, Ibn Arabi ranks 32 out of 2,932Before him are Saint Lawrence (225), Philip IV of Spain (1605), Saint Dominic (1170), Francis Xavier (1506), Charles II of Spain (1661), and Anne of Austria (1601). After him are Julio Iglesias (1943), Federico García Lorca (1898), Philip III of Spain (1578), Montserrat Caballé (1933), Luis Buñuel (1900), and Roland (736).


Among philosophers born in Spain, Ibn Arabi ranks 3Before him are Seneca the Younger (-4) and Averroes (1126). After him are Isidore of Seville (560), Ramon Llull (1232), Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021), José Ortega y Gasset (1883), Ibn Tufail (1110), Miguel de Unamuno (1864), Baltasar Gracián (1601), Francisco Suárez (1548), and Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240).