Jurji Zaydan

1861 - 1914

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Jurji Zaydan (Arabic: جرجي زيدان‎, ALA-LC: Jurjī Zaydān; December 14, 1861 – July 21, 1914) was a prolific Lebanese novelist, journalist, editor and teacher, most noted for his creation of the magazine Al-Hilal, which he used to serialize his twenty three historical novels. His primary goal, as a writer and intellectual during the Nahda, was to make the common Arabic population know their own history through the entertaining medium of the novel. He has enjoyed a widespread popularity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jurji Zaydan has received more than 71,949 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jurji Zaydan is the 1,829th most popular writer (up from 2,294th in 2019), the 45th most popular biography from Lebanon and the 4th most popular Lebanese Writer.

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Among writers, Jurji Zaydan ranks 1,829 out of 5,794Before him are Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Jean Chapelain, Theodor Nöldeke, Edward Young, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, and Louis-Sébastien Mercier. After him are George Adamski, Bernard Malamud, Nordahl Grieg, Hjalmar Söderberg, Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, and Xenophon of Ephesus.

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Among people born in 1861, Jurji Zaydan ranks 42Before him are István Tisza, Luigi Facta, Nettie Stevens, Santiago Rusiñol, Walter Simons, and Maurice Blondel. After him are Morgan Robertson, Louis Anquetin, Vazha-Pshavela, Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, John William Godward, and Spyridon Samaras. Among people deceased in 1914, Jurji Zaydan ranks 40Before him are Empress Shōken, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Giuseppe Mercalli, John Henry Poynting, and Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky. After him are Theodor Lipps, Charles Martin Hall, Julio Argentino Roca, John Muir, Stevan Mokranjac, and Ödön Lechner.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Jurji Zaydan ranks 45 out of 119Before him are Marinus of Tyre (100), Alfonso Jordan (1103), Zeno of Sidon (-150), Elias Hrawi (1926), Serj Tankian (1967), and Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920). After him are Maximus of Tyre (200), Sabah (1927), Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī (1547), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), René Moawad (1925), and Nicolas Hayek (1928).

Among WRITERS In Lebanon

Among writers born in Lebanon, Jurji Zaydan ranks 4Before him are Khalil Gibran (1883), Amin Maalouf (1949), and Antipater of Sidon (-200). After him are Philo of Byblos (64), Mikha'il Na'ima (1889), Said Akl (1911), Elia Abu Madi (1890), Charles Malik (1906), Butrus al-Bustani (1819), Elias Khoury (1948), and Hanan al-Shaykh (1945).