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Ibn Hisham

701 - 833

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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Hishām ibn Ayyūb al-Ḥimyarī al-Muʿāfirī al-Baṣrī (Arabic: أبو محمد عبدالملك بن هشام ابن أيوب الحميري المعافري البصري; died 7 May 833), or Ibn Hisham, edited the biography of Islamic prophet Muhammad written by Ibn Ishaq. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Hisham has received more than 270,173 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ibn Hisham is the 554th most popular religious figure (up from 639th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 61st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

Ibn Hisham was a historian and geographer. He is most famous for his work Kitab al-Tabaghat al-Kubra, which is a history of the world from creation to 961.

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Among religious figures, Ibn Hisham ranks 554 out of 2,238Before him are Camillus de Lellis, Pope Donus, Ibn Majah, Pope Benedict V, Pope Agapetus I, and Paul the Deacon. After him are Anne Catherine Emmerich, Rabanus Maurus, Pope Marcellinus, Clotilde, John of Capistrano, and Justin Martyr.

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Among people born in 701, Ibn Hisham ranks 2Before him is Li Bai. After him are Yazid III, Emperor Shōmu, Tzitzak, Saman Khuda, John VII of Constantinople, Al-Khayzuran, Thekla, wife of Michael II, and Theophano of Athens. Among people deceased in 833, Ibn Hisham ranks 2Before him is Al-Ma'mun. After him are Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar, García Galíndez, and Enravota.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ibn Hisham ranks 49 out of 338Before him are Shalmaneser III (-900), Al-Mu'tasim (796), Faisal II of Iraq (1935), Šuppiluliuma I (-1344), Al-Jahiz (775), and Al-Musta'sim (1213). After him are Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Tiglath-Pileser I (-1200), Mustafa Barzani (1903), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr (1914), and Tiglath-Pileser III (-755).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ibn Hisham ranks 11Before him are Rabia of Basra (710), Ezra (-500), Belshazzar (-600), Idris (-3500), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), and Eber (-2038). After him are Junayd of Baghdad (830), Hillel the Elder (-110), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Haran (null), Ibn Sa'd (784), and Ibn Qutaybah (828).