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Ibn Jubayr

1145 - 1217

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Ibn Jubayr (1 September 1145 – 29 November 1217; Arabic: ابن جبير), also written Ibn Jubair, Ibn Jobair, and Ibn Djubayr, was an Arab geographer, traveller and poet from al-Andalus. His travel chronicle describes the pilgrimage he made to Mecca from 1183 to 1185, in the years preceding the Third Crusade. His chronicle describes Saladin's domains in Egypt and the Levant which he passed through on his way to Mecca. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Jubayr has received more than 186,135 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ibn Jubayr is the 20th most popular geographer (up from 27th in 2019), the 284th most popular biography from Spain (up from 364th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Geographer.

Ibn Jubayr was a medieval traveler and author who is most famous for his account of his pilgrimage to Mecca and his travels in the Middle East.

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Among geographers, Ibn Jubayr ranks 20 out of 67Before him are Paul Vidal de La Blache, Ibn Khordadbeh, Pomponius Mela, Ya'qubi, Ziryab, and David Harvey. After him are Élisée Reclus, Abraham Cresques, James Lovelock, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Al-Bakri, and Fra Mauro.

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Among people born in 1145, Ibn Jubayr ranks 3Before him are Attar of Nishapur and Marie of France, Countess of Champagne. After him are Sverre of Norway, Al-Adil I, Maria of Antioch, Mikhail of Vladimir, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad, Sven Aggesen, and Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem. Among people deceased in 1217, Ibn Jubayr ranks 2Before him is Niketas Choniates. After him are Henry I of Castile, Inge II of Norway, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, Isabella, Countess of Gloucester, Lembitu, Caupo of Turaida, Philip Simonsson, Alexander Neckam, and David of Dinant.

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Among people born in Spain, Ibn Jubayr ranks 284 out of 2,932Before him are Liuvigild (525), Sancho III of Castile (1134), Lluís Companys (1882), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Fernando Alonso (1981), and Muhammad I of Granada (1194). After him are Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), Telmo Zarra (1921), Berengaria of Castile (1180), Jesús Franco (1930), George Santayana (1863), and Carles Rexach (1947).


Among geographers born in Spain, Ibn Jubayr ranks 3Before him are Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100) and Pomponius Mela (15). After him are Abraham Cresques (1325) and Al-Bakri (1014).