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Mahmoud Darwish

1941 - 2008

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Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: مَحمُود دَرْوِيْش, romanized: Maḥmūd Darwīsh, 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as Palestine's 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 1,108,593 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Mahmoud Darwish is the 725th most popular writer (up from 744th in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Israel (up from 104th 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 725 out of 5,755Before him are Claudian, Aratus, L. Ron Hubbard, Sarojini Naidu, Klaus Mann, and Phillis Wheatley. After him are Kang Youwei, Tatian, Antonio Machado, Raymond Carver, Julius Fučík, and Alexander Griboyedov.

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Among people born in 1941, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 53Before him are Chick Corea, Bobby Moore, Ryan O'Neal, Michael D. Higgins, Eric Burdon, and Ivan Gašparovič. After him are Ritchie Valens, Jordi Savall, Jules A. Hoffmann, Abdelkader Bensalah, Roberto Carlos, and Frank Farian. Among people deceased in 2008, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 27Before him are Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, Roy Scheider, and Jacques Piccard. After him are John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, Willis Lamb, Lansana Conté, Mel Ferrer, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Mahmoud Darwish ranks 99 out of 430Before him are Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), Unas (-2400), Zephaniah (-701), Ezer Weizman (1924), James, brother of Jesus (-20), and Itzhak Perlman (1945). After him are Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Dan Shechtman (1941), Canaan (null), Natalie Portman (1981), Philip the Evangelist (100), and Gene Simmons (1949).

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), Justus of Tiberias (35), May Ziade (1886), Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), and Meir Shalev (1948).