May Ziade

1886 - 1941

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May Elias Ziadeh ( zee-AH-də; Arabic: مي إلياس زيادة, ALA-LC: Mayy Ilyās Ziyādah; 11 February 1886 – 17 October 1941) was a Lebanese-Palestinian poet, essayist, and translator, who wrote many different works both in Arabic and in French.After attending school in her native city Nazareth and in Lebanon, May Elias Ziadeh immigrated along with her family to Egypt in 1908, and started publishing her works in French (under the pen name Isis Copia) in 1911. Gibran Kahlil Gibran entered into a well-known correspondence with her in 1912. Being a prolific writer, she wrote for Arabic-language newspapers and periodicals, along with publishing poems and books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of May Ziade has received more than 81,913 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. May Ziade is the 2,722nd most popular writer (down from 2,653rd in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Israel (down from 178th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Israeli Writer.

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Among writers, May Ziade ranks 2,722 out of 5,794Before her are Ōtomo no Yakamochi, Caspar Barlaeus, Adam Zagajewski, Ernst Wiechert, William L. Shirer, and Petar Preradović. After her are Ibn Zaydún, Jon Fosse, Maksym Rylsky, Ford Madox Ford, Katherine Paterson, and Robert M. Pirsig.

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Among people born in 1886, May Ziade ranks 122Before her are Armin T. Wegner, Al Jolson, Peter Freuchen, Mir Osman Ali Khan, Itzhak Katzenelson, and Muhamed Mehmedbašić. After her are Erich Salomon, John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Johnny Hayes, Othmar Schoeck, Delmira Agustini, and Leo G. Carroll. Among people deceased in 1941, May Ziade ranks 88Before her are Wil van Gogh, Amrita Sher-Gil, Simon Dubnow, Gutzon Borglum, J. Stuart Blackton, and Olga Kameneva. After her are Issai Schur, Eugène Boch, Mustafa Shokay, Elizabeth von Arnim, Nicolae Titulescu, and Pedro Aguirre Cerda.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, May Ziade ranks 193 out of 389Before her are Dani Karavan (1930), Hugh I of Cyprus (1194), Ron Huldai (1944), Dana International (1969), Peter I, Count of Alençon (1251), and Naomi Shemer (1930). After her are Michel Sabbah (1933), Moshe Safdie (1938), Moshe Ya'alon (1950), Ralph Bakshi (1938), Rehavam Ze'evi (1926), and Achinoam Nini (1969).

Among WRITERS In Israel

Among writers born in Israel, May Ziade ranks 8Before her are Amos Oz (1939), Edward Said (1935), Mahmoud Darwish (1941), David Grossman (1954), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), and A. B. Yehoshua (1936). After her are Ahron Daum (1951), Emile Habibi (1922), Etgar Keret (1967), Meir Shalev (1948), Tony Cliff (1917), and Gideon Levy (1953).