Naguib Mahfouz

1911 - 2006

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎, romanized: Najīb Maḥfūẓ, IPA: [næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ]; 11 December 1911 – 30 August 2006) was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, hundreds of op-ed columns for Egyptian newspapers, and five plays over a 70-year career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Naguib Mahfouz has received more than 811,633 page views. His biography is available in 125 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 198th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 196 out of 4,883Before him are J. D. Salinger, Diogenes Laërtius, John Milton, Stéphane Mallarmé, Bram Stoker, and Amos Oz. After him are Orhan Pamuk, Arthur C. Clarke, Colette, Imre Kertész, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, and Tristan Tzara.

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Among people born in 1911, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 7Before him are Ronald Reagan, Josef Mengele, Konstantin Chernenko, Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, and Juan Manuel Fangio. After him are Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, and Marshall McLuhan. 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 James Brown, Stanisław Lem, Alfredo Stroessner, Saparmurat Niyazov, Oriana Fallaci, and Philippe Noiret.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Naguib Mahfouz ranks 44 out of 432Before him are Athanasius of Alexandria (295), Miriam (-1400), Ptolemy II Philadelphus (-308), Philo (-15), Sneferu (-2700), and Hagar (-1800). After him are Baibars (1223), Manetho (-201), Caesarion (-47), Ramesses III (-1217), Moses in Islam (-1392), and Cleopatra I Syra (-204).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

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

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