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Naguib Mahfouz

1911 - 2006

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Naguib Mahfouz Abdelaziz Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Basha (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ عبد العزيز ابراهيم احمد الباشا, IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; 11 December 1911 – 30 August 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature. Mahfouz is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers in Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. He is the only Egyptian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naguib Mahfouz has received more than 1,277,014 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Naguib Mahfouz is the 164th most popular writer (up from 179th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 41st in 2019) and the most popular Egyptian Writer.

Naguib Mahfouz is most famous for his novel, The Cairo Trilogy. This trilogy consists of Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, and Sugar Street.

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Among writers, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 164 out of 5,755Before him are Hafez, Fernando Pessoa, Menander, Novalis, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and Lucian. After him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Khalil Gibran, Ivan Turgenev, Anacreon, Frank Herbert, and Janusz Korczak.

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Among people born in 1911, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 6Before him are Ronald Reagan, Josef Mengele, Baba Vanga, Konstantin Chernenko, and Georges Pompidou. After him are Juan Manuel Fangio, Emil Cioran, Władysław Szpilman, Nino Rota, William Golding, and Todor Zhivkov. Among people deceased in 2006, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 7Before him are Saddam Hussein, Augusto Pinochet, Ferenc Puskás, Slobodan Milošević, Milton Friedman, and Gerald Ford. After him are Stanisław Lem, Saparmurat Niyazov, James Brown, Desmond Doss, Heinrich Harrer, and Alfredo Stroessner.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 40 out of 582Before him are Caesarion (-47), Demis Roussos (1946), Menkaure (-2001), Horemheb (-1319), Cyril of Alexandria (376), and Ramesses III (-1217). After him are Philo (-15), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60), and Umm Kulthum (1898).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 1After him are Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Appian (95), Apollonius of Rhodes (-295), Lactantius (250), Constantine P. Cavafy (1863), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Nonnus (500), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Taha Hussein (1889).