Taha Hussein

1889 - 1973

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Taha Hussein (Egyptian Arabic: [ˈtˤɑːhɑ ħ(e)ˈseːn], Arabic: طه حسين; November 15, 1889 – October 28, 1973) was one of the most influential 20th-century Egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the Egyptian Renaissance and the modernist movement in the Middle East and North Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Taha Hussein has received more than 486,298 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Taha Hussein is the 1,001st most popular writer (down from 991st in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Egypt and the 12th most popular Egyptian Writer.

Taha Hussein is best known for his autobiographical work, The Days, which tells the story of his life from his birth in 1883 to his death in 1973.

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Among writers, Taha Hussein ranks 1,001 out of 5,794Before him are Pu Songling, Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, Neale Donald Walsch, Marcel Pagnol, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus. After him are Sarah, Duchess of York, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Emil Ludwig, Julien Green, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and Daniel Goleman.

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Among people born in 1889, Taha Hussein ranks 36Before him are Walter Lippmann, Zalman Shazar, Günther Lütjens, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Abel Gance, and Hannes Meyer. After him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Richard Réti, Edgar Adrian, Mercédès Jellinek, Beno Gutenberg, and Vera Mukhina. Among people deceased in 1973, Taha Hussein ranks 47Before him are Gerard Kuiper, Ingeborg Bachmann, Howard H. Aiken, Frank Costello, W. H. Auden, and Amílcar Cabral. After him are Mary Wigman, Elsa Schiaparelli, Katina Paxinou, Otto Klemperer, Alan Watts, and François Cevert.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Taha Hussein ranks 166 out of 520Before him are Sosigenes of Alexandria (-80), Saadia Gaon (882), Cleopatra V of Egypt (-100), Dodi Fayed (1955), Zahi Hawass (1947), and Merit-Ptah (-2700). After him are Djedkare Isesi (-2500), Adly Mansour (1945), Basilides (117), Meritamen (-1400), Ahmose (-1504), and Menelaus of Alexandria (70).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Taha Hussein ranks 12Before him are Lactantius (250), Sayyid Qutb (1906), Athenaeus (200), Claudian (370), Pope Dionysius of Alexandria (190), and Nonnus (500). After him are Dionysius Thrax (-170), Achilles Tatius (200), Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888), Anastasius Sinaita (630), Ahmed Shawqi (1868), and Ibn al-Farid (1181).