Tawfiq al-Hakim

1898 - 1987

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Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim (Arabic: توفيق الحكيم‎, ALA-LC: Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm; October 9, 1898 – July 26, 1987) was a prominent Egyptian writer and visionary. He is one of the pioneers of the Arabic novel and drama. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tawfiq al-Hakim has received more than 155,162 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Tawfiq al-Hakim is the 2,150th most popular writer (down from 1,899th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from Egypt (down from 282nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Egyptian Writer.

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Among writers, Tawfiq al-Hakim ranks 2,150 out of 5,794Before him are André Frossard, Antonio Skármeta, Ilse Aichinger, William Peter Blatty, Auguste Maquet, and Édouard Drumont. After him are Vladimir Posner, Giovanni Pascoli, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, Bartolomeo Platina, William Ernest Henley, and Taliesin.

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Among people born in 1898, Tawfiq al-Hakim ranks 95Before him are Hans Globke, Piero Sraffa, Michel de Ghelderode, Alberto Suppici, Achille Van Acker, and Gabriel González Videla. After him are Étienne Decroux, Kang Sheng, Vilhelm Moberg, Vladimir Fock, Fyodor Kuznetsov, and Jacques Doriot. Among people deceased in 1987, Tawfiq al-Hakim ranks 77Before him are Andrei Mironov, Maria von Trapp, Gustav Fröhlich, Lorne Greene, Salim Ali, and Otto Wöhler. After him are Masatoshi Nakayama, Charan Singh, Clarence Brown, Naji al-Ali, Mary Astor, and Alfred Bester.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Tawfiq al-Hakim ranks 306 out of 520Before him are Sufi Abu Taleb (1925), Said Halim Pasha (1865), Dina bint Abdul-Hamid (1929), Merneferre Ay (-1650), Amr Moussa (1936), and Takelot III (-800). After him are Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Thutmose (-1500), Peire de Montagut (1200), Julius Pollux (200), Nikare (-2200), and Al-Musta'li (1076).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Tawfiq al-Hakim ranks 23Before him are Ahmed Shawqi (1868), Ibn al-Farid (1181), Herodas (-300), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), Edmond Jabès (1912), and Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy (1928). After him are Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Apollonius Dyscolus (200), Ammonius of Alexandria (300), Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (1801), André Aciman (1951), and Olympiodorus of Thebes (301).