Ibn Hisham

701 - 833

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Abu Muhammad 'Abd al-Malik bin Hisham ibn Ayyub al-Himyari al-Mu'afiri al-Baṣri (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 223,238 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ibn Hisham is the 640th most popular religious figure (up from 723rd in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Iraq (up from 160th in 2019) and the 13th 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 640 out of 2,272Before him are Truganini, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Angelo Sodano, Adalbert of Prague, Aloysius Stepinac, and Catherine Labouré. After him are Said Nursî, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Karekin II, Romuald, John of Capistrano, and Obadiah.

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Among people born in 701, Ibn Hisham ranks 2Before him is Li Bai. After him are Yazid III, Emperor Shōmu, John VII of Constantinople, Tzitzak, Saman Khuda, 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 García Galíndez and Enravota.

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Among people born in Iraq, Ibn Hisham ranks 61 out of 300Before him are Ziryab (789), Mustafa Barzani (1903), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Tiglath-Pileser III (-755), Tariq Aziz (1936), and Al-Amin (787). After him are Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Shalmaneser I (-1400), Fuad Masum (1938), Hillel the Elder (-110), Sargon I (-1900), and Shamshi-Adad I (-1860).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ibn Hisham ranks 13Before him are Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (659), Idris (-3500), Ezra (-500), Hasan al-Askari (846), and Junayd of Baghdad (830). After him are Hillel the Elder (-110), Ibn Qutaybah (828), Ibn Sa'd (784), Haran (null), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), and Suhayb ar-Rumi (587).