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Ibn Battuta

1304 - 1368

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Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Battutah (Arabic: أَبُو عَبْد الله مُحَمَّد اِبْن عَبْد الله اللَّوَاتِيّ الطَّنْجِيّ اِبْن بَطُّوطَة, romanized: ʾAbū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Lawātiyy aṭ-Ṭanjiyy ibn Baṭṭūṭah, ; 24 February 1304 – 1368/1369), commonly known as Ibn Battuta, was a Berber Maghrebi scholar and explorer who travelled extensively in the lands of Afro-Eurasia, largely in the Muslim world. He travelled more than any other explorer in pre-modern history, totalling around 117,000 km (73,000 mi), surpassing Zheng He with about 50,000 km (31,000 mi) and Marco Polo with 24,000 km (15,000 mi). Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of southern Eurasia, including Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, and the Iberian Peninsula. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Battuta has received more than 4,286,689 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 125 in 2019). Ibn Battuta is the 8th most popular explorer (up from 10th in 2019), the most popular biography from Morocco and the most popular Moroccan Explorer.

Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan traveler and scholar who traveled through North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. He is most famous for his account of his travels in his book Rihla.

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Among explorers, Ibn Battuta ranks 8 out of 405Before him are Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, Bartolomeu Dias, and Roald Amundsen. After him are James Cook, Hernán Cortés, Zheng He, Francis Drake, Francisco Pizarro, and Abel Tasman.

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Among people born in 1304, Ibn Battuta ranks 2Before him is Petrarch. After him are Louis I, Count of Flanders, Jayaatu Khan Tugh Temür, and Ibn al-Shatir. Among people deceased in 1368, Ibn Battuta ranks 1After him are Orcagna, Guy de Chauliac, Blanche of Lancaster, Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Emperor Go-Murakami, Ilyas Khoja, and Marco Cornaro.

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In Morocco

Among people born in Morocco, Ibn Battuta ranks 1 out of 198After him are Jean Reno (1948), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937), Hassan II of Morocco (1929), Abd el-Krim (1882), Just Fontaine (1933), Ismail Ibn Sharif (1646), Mohammed V of Morocco (1909), Nathalie Delon (1941), Alain Badiou (1937), Mohammed VI of Morocco (1963), and Ahmad al-Mansur (1549).

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Among explorers born in Morocco, Ibn Battuta ranks 1