Ibn Hazm

994 - 1064

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Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʿīd ibn Ḥazm (Arabic: أبو محمد علي بن احمد بن سعيد بن حزم; also sometimes known as al-Andalusī aẓ-Ẓāhirī; 7 November 994 – 15 August 1064 [456 AH]) was an Andalusian Muslim polymath, historian, jurist, philosopher, and theologian, born in the Caliphate of Córdoba, present-day Spain. Described as one of the strictest hadith interpreters, Ibn Hazm was a leading proponent and codifier of the Zahiri school of Islamic thought and produced a reported 400 works, of which only 40 still survive. In all, his written works amounted to some 80 000 pages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Hazm has received more than 455,832 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ibn Hazm is the 505th most popular religious figure (up from 554th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Spain (up from 156th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Religious Figure.

Ibn Hazm was most famous for writing a book called "The Ring of the Dove" which is a book on love.

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Among religious figures, Ibn Hazm ranks 505 out of 2,238Before him are Jethro, Saint Marinus, Pope Eleutherius, Sabbas the Sanctified, Josemaría Escrivá, and Father Damien. After him are Pope Victor I, Abdullah ibn Umar, Charles de Foucauld, Mary of Egypt, Pope Nicholas II, and Pope John II.

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Among people born in 994, Ibn Hazm ranks 1After him are Alfonso V of León and Al-Bayhaqi. Among people deceased in 1064, Ibn Hazm ranks 1

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Among people born in Spain, Ibn Hazm ranks 139 out of 2,932Before him are Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155), Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545), Almanzor (930), Avempace (1080), Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1482), and Josemaría Escrivá (1902). After him are Paco Rabanne (1934), Mariana Victoria of Spain (1718), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), Inês de Castro (1325), Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), and Queen Fabiola of Belgium (1928).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Ibn Hazm ranks 13Before him are Francis Xavier (1506), Pope Callixtus III (1379), John of the Cross (1542), Tomás de Torquemada (1420), Vincent of Saragossa (300), and Josemaría Escrivá (1902). After him are Antipope Benedict XIII (1328), Vincent Ferrer (1350), Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510), Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), Eulalia of Mérida (290), and Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626).