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Ibn Khallikan

1211 - 1282

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Aḥmad bin Muḥammad bin Ibrāhīm bin Abū Bakr ibn Khallikān (Arabic: أحمد بن محمد بن إبراهيم بن أبي بكر ابن خلكان; September 22, 1211 – October 30, 1282), better known as Ibn Khallikān, was a Shafi'i Islamic scholar who compiled the celebrated biographical encyclopedia of Muslim scholars and important men in Muslim history, Wafayāt al-Aʿyān wa-Anbāʾ Abnāʾ az-Zamān ('Deaths of Eminent Men and History of the Sons of the Epoch'). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Khallikan has received more than 108,430 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ibn Khallikan is the 1,354th most popular writer (down from 1,111th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 90th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Iraqi Writer.

Ibn Khallikan was a medieval Muslim historian and biographer. He is most famous for his biographical dictionary, the Wafayāt al-aʿyān wa-anbāʾ abnāʾ az-zamān (Memoirs of the Notables and History of the Time), which is considered one of the most important works of Arabic literature.

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Among writers, Ibn Khallikan ranks 1,354 out of 5,755Before him are Radoje Domanović, William Styron, Stig Dagerman, Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf, Samuel R. Delany, and Daniel Pennac. After him are Sharafkhan Bidlisi, James Oliver Curwood, Ubertino of Casale, Adam de la Halle, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, and Edward Albee.

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Among people born in 1211, Ibn Khallikan ranks 5Before him are Henry of Germany, Frederick II, Duke of Austria, Agnes of Bohemia, and Iltutmish. After him are Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark and Margaret of Bourbon, Queen of Navarre. Among people deceased in 1282, Ibn Khallikan ranks 8Before him are Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Abaqa Khan, Nichiren, Agnes of Bohemia, Mengu-Timur, and George Akropolites. After him are Traidenis, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Margaret Sambiria.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ibn Khallikan ranks 125 out of 338Before him are Mahmud Barzanji (1878), Utu-hengal (-2200), Al-Qa'im (1001), Ibn Sa'd (784), Eannatum (-2500), and Ibn al-Nadim (1000). After him are Ibn Qutaybah (828), Al-Muhtadi (825), Taha Yassin Ramadan (1938), Ammi-Saduqa (-1700), Ninus (null), and Al-Muktafi (875).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Ibn Khallikan ranks 11Before him are Enheduanna (-2300), Berossus (-400), Ibn al-Jawzi (1116), Al-Mutanabbi (915), Ibn Sirin (653), and Ibn al-Nadim (1000). After him are Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718), Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), Aphrahat (280), Al-Sharif al-Radi (970), Abu-l-'Atahiya (748), and Al-Asmaʿi (740).