Ibn Qutaybah

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Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muslim ibn Qutayba al-Dīnawarī al-Marwazī better known simply as Ibn Qutaybah (Arabic: ابن قتيبة, romanized: Ibn Qutaybah; c. 828 – 13 November 889 CE / 213 – 15 Rajab 276 AH) was an Islamic scholar of Persian descent. He served as a judge during the Abbasid Caliphate, but was best known for his contributions to Arabic literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn Qutaybah has received more than 143,875 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ibn Qutaybah is the 809th most popular religious figure (up from 1,006th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 125th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 809 out of 3,187Before him are Giuseppe Moscati, Margot Frank, Sen no Rikyū, Agnes of Bohemia, Odile of Alsace, and Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir. After him are Malik al-Ashtar, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha, Nikephoros I of Constantinople, Tatiana of Rome, and Stanislaus Kostka.

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Among people born in 828, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 2Before him is Boris I of Bulgaria.  Among people deceased in 889, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 1After him are Eochaid, son of Rhun, and Giric.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 92 out of 384Before him are Hormizd IV (540), Adad-nirari I (-1400), Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri (1941), Ahmad ibn Tulun (835), Al-Mutanabbi (915), and Nouri al-Maliki (1950). After him are Lugal-zage-si (-2360), Adad-nirari II (-1000), Al-Mu'tazz (847), Sumu-abum (-2000), Enmerkar (-2500), and Shammuramat (-900).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 15Before him are Eber (-2038), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Ibn Hisham (701), Hillel the Elder (-110), Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), and Nahor, son of Serug (-1912). After him are Ahmad al-Rifaʽi (1118), Suhayb ar-Rumi (587), Ibn Sa'd (784), Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (1935), Abo of Tiflis (756), and Dawud al-Zahiri (815).