Ibn al-Qalanisi

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Abu Ya‘la Hamzah ibn Asad ibn al-Qalanisi (Arabic: ابو يعلى حمزة ابن الاسد ابن القلانسي‎) (c. 1071 – March 18, 1160) was an Arab politician and chronicler in Damascus in the 12th century. He descended from the Banu Tamim tribe, and was among the well-educated nobility of the city of Damascus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn al-Qalanisi has received more than 37,144 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ibn al-Qalanisi is the 10,128th most popular politician (down from 9,592nd in 2019), the 108th most popular biography from Syria (down from 90th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Syrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ibn al-Qalanisi ranks 10,128 out of 15,710Before him are Arsenio Martínez Campos, Károly Khuen-Héderváry, Ernst Wilhelm Bohle, Johannes Popitz, Diosdado Macapagal, and Paul Levi. After him are José Ramón Machado Ventura, Jean-Joseph, Marquis Dessolles, Gustaaf Deloor, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Iziaslav III of Kiev, and Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1073, Ibn al-Qalanisi ranks 7Before him are Pope Anastasius IV, David IV of Georgia, Alfonso the Battler, Magnus Barefoot, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, and Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir.  Among people deceased in 1160, Ibn al-Qalanisi ranks 12Before him are Al-Muqtafi, Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Raymond du Puy, Theodore Prodromos, Herman of Carinthia, and Herman III, Margrave of Baden. After him are Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah and Henry of Huntingdon.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Ibn al-Qalanisi ranks 108 out of 158Before him are Hilarion Capucci (1922), Hashim al-Atassi (1875), Antiochus Hierax (-266), Mithridates I Callinicus (-200), Maher al-Assad (1967), and Ignatius IV of Antioch (1920). After him are Assef Shawkat (1950), Muhammed Faris (1951), Dawoud Rajiha (1947), Ignatius Joseph III Yonan (1944), Walid Muallem (1941), and Muhammad Zaidan (1948).


Among politicians born in Syria, Ibn al-Qalanisi ranks 50Before him are Salih Muslim (1951), Husni al-Za'im (1897), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Hashim al-Atassi (1875), Antiochus Hierax (-266), and Mithridates I Callinicus (-200). After him are Assef Shawkat (1950), Dawoud Rajiha (1947), Walid Muallem (1941), Émile Eddé (1883), Soraya Tarzi (1899), and Ben-Hadad I (-1000).