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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 115,078 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Ibn Qutaybah is the 980th most popular religious figure (down from 960th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 116th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Iraqi Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 980 out of 2,238Before him are Lawrence of Brindisi, Ascanio Sforza, Henri de Lubac, Johann Eck, Augustine of Canterbury, and Charles I, Count of Flanders. After him are Al-Tabarani, Isma'il ibn Ja'far, Jayadeva, Simeon Stylites the Younger, Euthymius the Great, and Benedict the Moor.

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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 126 out of 338Before him are Utu-hengal (-2200), Al-Qa'im (1001), Ibn Sa'd (784), Eannatum (-2500), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), and Ibn Khallikan (1211). After him are Al-Muhtadi (825), Taha Yassin Ramadan (1938), Ammi-Saduqa (-1700), Ninus (null), Al-Muktafi (875), and Al-Mu'tazz (847).

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Among religious figures born in Iraq, Ibn Qutaybah ranks 17Before him are Ibn Hisham (701), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Hillel the Elder (-110), Nahor, son of Serug (-1912), Haran (null), and Ibn Sa'd (784). After him are Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935), Suhayb ar-Rumi (587), Abo of Tiflis (756), Bashar ibn Burd (714), Dawud al-Zahiri (815), and Yitzhak Kaduri (1898).