Nizar Qabbani

1923 - 1998

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Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani (Arabic: نزار توفيق قباني‎, ALA-LC: Nizār Tawfīq Qabbānī, French: Nizar Kabbani; 21 March 1923 – 30 April 1998) was a Syrian diplomat, poet, writer and publisher. His poetic style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, feminism, religion, and Arab nationalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nizar Qabbani has received more than 465,646 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Nizar Qabbani is the 1,189th most popular writer (up from 1,244th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Syria (down from 46th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Syrian Writer.

Nizar Qabbani is most famous for his poems that are about love and longing.

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  • 25

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  • 3.15

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  • 3.38

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Among writers, Nizar Qabbani ranks 1,189 out of 5,794Before him are Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, Shi Nai'an, Alain-Fournier, Jan Kochanowski, and Paul Bourget. After him are Chiara Lubich, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Meng Haoran, Aelius Aristides, Hartmann von Aue, and Kurt Tucholsky.

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Among people born in 1923, Nizar Qabbani ranks 55Before him are René Thom, Alice Miller, Conrad Bain, Aaron Spelling, Stephanie Kwolek, and Masao Ono. After him are Diane Arbus, Rasul Gamzatov, Norman Mailer, Merton Miller, Shūsaku Endō, and Stjepan Bobek. Among people deceased in 1998, Nizar Qabbani ranks 37Before him are David McClelland, André Weil, Wolf Vostell, Maurice Bucaille, Martha Gellhorn, and Alan Hodgkin. After him are Shoichi Nishimura, Alan J. Pakula, Derek Barton, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Imi Lichtenfeld, and Allan MacLeod Cormack.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Nizar Qabbani ranks 48 out of 158Before him are Andrew of Crete (660), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Ananias of Damascus (100), Odaenathus (220), Al-Dhahabi (1274), and Damascius (480). After him are Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Julia Soaemias (180), Romanos the Melodist (490), Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945), Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526), and Heliodorus of Emesa (null).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Nizar Qabbani ranks 6Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Herodian (170), and Andrew of Crete (660). After him are Heliodorus of Emesa (null), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Cassius Longinus (213), Alciphron (200), and Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389).