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Luqman (Arabic: لقمان, romanized: Luqmān; also known as Luqman the Wise or Luqman al-Hakeem) was a wise man after whom Surah Luqman, the 31st sura (chapter) of the Quran, was named. Luqman (c. 1100 BC) is believed to have been from Nubia or from Egypt. There are many stories about Luqman in Persian, Arabic and Turkish literature, with the primary historical sources for his life being Tafsir ibn Kathir and Stories of the Qur'an by Ibn Kathir. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luqman has received more than 595,668 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Luqman is the 876th most popular writer (down from 818th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Sudan (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Sudanese Writer.

Luqman is most famous for his incredible wisdom and his teachings.

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  • 600k

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  • 71.03

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Luqman ranks 876 out of 5,794Before him are Richard Matheson, Kobayashi Issa, Nestor the Chronicler, Tukaram, Władysław Reymont, and Bruce Chatwin. After him are V. S. Naipaul, Venantius Fortunatus, Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, Tannhäuser, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani.

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Among people born in 1100 BC, Luqman ranks 3Before him are Samuel and Psusennes I. After him are Ish-bosheth, King Cheng of Zhou, Amenemnisu, Psusennes II, Osorkon the Elder, Ashurnasirpal I, Pinedjem II, Ashur-rabi II, and Ashur-resh-ishi II.

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In Sudan

Among people born in Sudan, Luqman ranks 5 out of 28Before him are Omar al-Bashir (1944), Muhammad Ahmad (1844), Mohamed Naguib (1901), and Piye (-800). After him are Josephine Bakhita (1868), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), Tayeb Salih (1929), and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (1960).

Among WRITERS In Sudan

Among writers born in Sudan, Luqman ranks 1After him are Tayeb Salih (1929).