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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. He is considered to be Syria's National Poet. His poetic style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, religion, and Arab empowerment against foreign imperialism and local dictators. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nizar Qabbani has received more than 559,114 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Nizar Qabbani is the 1,232nd most popular writer (down from 1,189th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Syria (down from 48th 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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  • 26

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Among writers, Nizar Qabbani ranks 1,232 out of 5,755Before him are Alexander Kielland, Ján Kollár, Cornelius Gallus, Carson McCullers, Victorien Sardou, and Antipater of Sidon. After him are Bolesław Prus, Al-Khansa, Gottfried Benn, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Ljudevit Gaj, and Andrei Platonov.

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Among people born in 1923, Nizar Qabbani ranks 55Before him are Philip Warren Anderson, Lola Flores, Linda Christian, Dev Anand, Aristides Pereira, and Queen Anne of Romania. After him are Stjepan Bobek, Walter Kohn, Freeman Dyson, Rasul Gamzatov, Shūsaku Endō, and Chuck Yeager. Among people deceased in 1998, Nizar Qabbani ranks 44Before him are Maria Reiche, Derek Barton, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Nelson Goodman, Imi Lichtenfeld, and Lloyd Bridges. After him are Agostino Casaroli, James Earl Ray, Cozy Powell, Tameo Ide, Maurice Bucaille, and Verner Panton.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Nizar Qabbani ranks 54 out of 181Before him are Andrew of Crete (660), Apollinaris of Laodicea (310), Sophronius of Jerusalem (560), Julia Avita Mamaea (180), Damascius (480), and Levon Ter-Petrosyan (1945). After him are Hazael (-900), Amin al-Hafiz (1921), Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf (1526), Tuman bay II (1474), Zimri-Lim (-1800), and Khaled al-Asaad (1932).

Among WRITERS In Syria

Among writers born in Syria, Nizar Qabbani ranks 6Before him are Al-Maʿarri (973), Adunis (1930), Heliodorus of Emesa (250), Herodian (170), and Andrew of Crete (660). After him are Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), Abu Tammam (788), Jurji Zaydan (1861), Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), and Alciphron (200).