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Ibn Khaldun

1332 - 1406

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Ibn Khaldun ( IH-bun hal-DOON; Arabic: أبو زيد عبد الرحمن بن محمد بن خلدون الحضرمي, Abū Zayd ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Khaldūn al-Ḥaḍramī, Arabic: [ibn xalduːn]; 27 May 1332 – 17 March 1406, 732–808 AH) was an Arab sociologist, philosopher, and historian widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest social scientists of the Middle Ages, and considered by many to be the father of historiography, sociology, economics, and demography studies.His best-known book, the Muqaddimah or Prolegomena ("Introduction"), which he wrote in six months as he states in his autobiography, influenced 17th-century and 19th-century Ottoman historians such as Kâtip Çelebi, Mustafa Naima and Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, who used its theories to analyze the growth and decline of the Ottoman Empire. Ibn Khaldun interacted with Tamerlane, the founder of the Timurid Empire. He has been called one of the most prominent Muslim and Arab scholars and historians. Recently, Ibn Khaldun's works have been compared with those of influential European philosophers such as Niccolò Machiavelli, Giambattista Vico, David Hume, G. W. F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Khaldun has received more than 3,100,676 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Ibn Khaldun is the 2nd most popular historian, the 2nd most popular biography from Tunisia and the most popular Tunisian Historian.

Ibn Khaldun is best known for his book, "The Muqaddimah." In it, he discusses the rise and fall of civilizations.

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Among historians, Ibn Khaldun ranks 2 out of 339Before him are Herodotus. After him are Thucydides, Xenophon, Tacitus, Livy, Sima Qian, Josephus, Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Diodorus Siculus.

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Among people born in 1332, Ibn Khaldun ranks 1After him are John V Palaiologos, Charles II of Navarre, Xu Da, Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Theodora Kantakouzene, Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg, Vladislaus II of Opole, and William Langland. Among people deceased in 1406, Ibn Khaldun ranks 1After him are Pope Innocent VII, Tokhtamysh, Henry III of Castile, Robert III of Scotland, Claus Sluter, William, Duke of Austria, Coluccio Salutati, Eustache Deschamps, Joanna, Duchess of Brabant, Maria de Luna, and Balthasar, Landgrave of Thuringia.

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In Tunisia

Among people born in Tunisia, Ibn Khaldun ranks 2 out of 179Before him are Hannibal (-183). After him are Claudia Cardinale (1938), Tertullian (155), Terence (-185), Cyprian (200), Hamilcar Barca (-275), Habib Bourguiba (1903), Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936), Hasdrubal Barca (-300), Masinissa (-238), and Hanno the Navigator (-633).

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Among historians born in Tunisia, Ibn Khaldun ranks 1