Ibn al-Khatib

1313 - 1374

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Lisan Al-Din Ibn Al-Khatib (Arabic: لسان الدين ابن الخطيب‎) (Born 16 November 1313, Loja– died 1374, Fes; full name in Arabic: محمد بن عبد الله بن سعيد بن عبد الله بن سعيد بن علي بن أحمدالسّلماني‎ Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Said ibn Ali ibn Ahmad al-Salmani) was an Arab Andalusi polymath poet, writer, historian, philosopher, physician and politician from Emirate of Granada. Some of his poems decorate the walls of the palace of Alhambra in Granada. He is known for composing the muwashahs entitled "Jadaka al-Ghaithu" and "Lamma Bada Yatathanna." He is highly esteemed both as an historian and as a poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn al-Khatib has received more than 107,863 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ibn al-Khatib is the 1,493rd most popular writer (up from 1,595th in 2019), the 475th most popular biography from Spain (up from 514th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Spanish Writer.

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Among writers, Ibn al-Khatib ranks 1,493 out of 5,794Before him are Elvira Madigan, Quintus Smyrnaeus, Seamus Heaney, Surdas, Jane Jacobs, and Diagoras of Melos. After him are Samuel R. Delany, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Naim Frashëri, Juan Marsé, Rafael Sabatini, and Karl-Maria Kertbeny.

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Among people born in 1313, Ibn al-Khatib ranks 5Before him are Giovanni Boccaccio, Cola di Rienzo, Bartolus de Saxoferrato, and Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile. After him are Emperor Kōgon, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, and Constantine III, King of Armenia. Among people deceased in 1374, Ibn al-Khatib ranks 5Before him are Petrarch, Gongmin of Goryeo, Magnus IV of Sweden, and Pan Geng. After him are Ni Zan, Emperor Go-Kōgon, Philip II, Prince of Taranto, and Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Ibn al-Khatib ranks 475 out of 2,595Before him are Alfonso IV of León (890), Don Juan Manuel (1282), Julen Lopetegui (1966), Francisco Hernández de Córdoba (1500), Pedro de Mendoza (1487), and Beatrice of Castile (1293). After him are Juan Marsé (1933), Eduardo Martínez Somalo (1927), Ruy González de Clavijo (1400), Berengaria of Barcelona (1116), García II of Galicia (1042), and Erwig (642).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Ibn al-Khatib ranks 47Before him are Garcilaso de la Vega (1501), Ausiàs March (1400), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), Joanot Martorell (1415), Rafael Alberti (1902), and Don Juan Manuel (1282). After him are Juan Marsé (1933), Ruy González de Clavijo (1400), Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866), Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (912), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), and Josep Pla (1897).