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Mahmud al-Kashgari

1029 - 1101

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Mahmud ibn Husayn ibn Muhammed al-Kashgari was an 11th-century Kara-Khanid scholar and lexicographer of the Turkic languages from Kashgar. His father, Husayn, was the mayor of Barsgan, a town in the southeastern part of the lake of Issyk-Kul (nowadays village of Barskoon in Northern Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-Kul Region) and related to the ruling dynasty of Kara-Khanid Khanate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahmud al-Kashgari has received more than 213,668 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Mahmud al-Kashgari is the 6th most popular linguist, the 49th most popular biography from China (up from 62nd in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Linguist.

Mahmud al-Kashgari is most famous for translating the Quran into the Turkic language.

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Among linguists, Mahmud al-Kashgari ranks 6 out of 161Before him are Ferdinand de Saussure, Noam Chomsky, Max Müller, William James Sidis, and Roman Jakobson. After him are Mesrop Mashtots, Patanjali, Pāṇini, Franz Bopp, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and Edward Sapir.

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Among people born in 1029, Mahmud al-Kashgari ranks 2Before him is Alp Arslan. After him are Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī, Al-Mustansir Billah, Vseslav of Polotsk, and Theodosius of Kiev. Among people deceased in 1101, Mahmud al-Kashgari ranks 1After him are Bruno of Cologne, Roger I of Sicily, John Skylitzes, Su Shi, Hugh, Count of Vermandois, Su Song, Conrad II of Italy, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, Urraca of Zamora, Akka Mahadevi, and Emperor Daozong of Liao.

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In China

Among people born in China, Mahmud al-Kashgari ranks 49 out of 1,392Before him are Mozi (-470), Charles K. Kao (1933), Hong Taiji (1592), Lu Xun (1881), Yuan Shikai (1859), and Zhu Xi (1130). After him are Shunzhi Emperor (1638), Sun Quan (182), Liu Shaoqi (1898), Emperor Gaozu of Tang (566), Cao Pi (187), and Sima Yi (179).

Among LINGUISTS In China

Among linguists born in China, Mahmud al-Kashgari ranks 1After him are Yuen Ren Chao (1892).