Mahmoud Darwish

1941 - 2008

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Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش, romanized: Maḥmūd Darwīsh, 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. He won numerous awards for his works. Darwish used Palestine as a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahmoud Darwish has received more than 725,039 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mahmoud Darwish is the 744th most popular writer (up from 839th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Israel (down from 95th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Israeli Writer.

Mahmoud Darwish is a Palestinian poet and author. He is most famous for his poems about the Palestinian people's struggle for independence.

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Among writers, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 744 out of 5,794Before him are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Maurice Denis, Theodore the Studite, Viktor Shklovsky, Hugo Ball, and Ali Shariati. After him are Joseph Campbell, Tony Buzan, Mikael Agricola, Philippe Ariès, Alexander Blok, and Maya Angelou.

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Among people born in 1941, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 42Before him are Vivienne Westwood, Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka, and Pete Best. After him are Ivan Gašparovič, Jordi Savall, Jürgen Prochnow, Anne Rice, Ivica Osim, and Dan Shechtman. Among people deceased in 2008, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 27Before him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Heath Ledger, Edward Norton Lorenz, Jules Dassin, and Jacques Piccard. After him are Mel Ferrer, Michael Crichton, Robert Rauschenberg, Willis Lamb, John Archibald Wheeler, and Masanobu Fukuoka.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 105 out of 389Before him are Nehemiah (-490), Berenice (28), Amaziah of Judah (-802), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Uri Geller (1946), and Itzhak Perlman (1945). After him are Dan Shechtman (1941), Natalie Portman (1981), Gene Simmons (1949), Abu Nidal (1937), Abimelech (null), and Yitzhak Navon (1921).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 4Before him are John the Evangelist (10), Amos Oz (1939), and Edward Said (1935). After him are David Grossman (1954), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), Etgar Keret (1967), and Meir Shalev (1948).