Yaqut al-Hamawi

1179 - 1229

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Yāqūt Shihāb al-Dīn ibn-'Abdullāh al-Rūmī al-Hamawī (1179–1229) (Arabic: ياقوت الحموي الرومي‎) is famous for his great "geography", Mu'jam ul-Buldān, an encyclopedia of Islam written in the late Abbāsid era and as much a work of biography, history and literature as a simple work of geography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yaqut al-Hamawi has received more than 137,471 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Yaqut al-Hamawi is the 79th most popular explorer, the 349th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 338th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Turkish Explorer.

Yaqut al-Hamawi was a scholar and historian who lived in the 13th century CE. He is most famous for his work, Mu'jam al-Buldan, which is a geographical dictionary of the Islamic world.

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Among explorers, Yaqut al-Hamawi ranks 79 out of 405Before him are Bjarni Herjólfsson, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Benjamin of Tudela, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, Frederick Cook, and Willem Janszoon. After him are Sebastian Cabot, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Ármin Vámbéry, Calamity Jane, Lope de Aguirre, and Diego Columbus.

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Among people born in 1179, Yaqut al-Hamawi ranks 3Before him are Snorri Sturluson and Constance of Aragon. After him is Theobald III, Count of Champagne. Among people deceased in 1229, Yaqut al-Hamawi ranks 1After him are Albert of Riga, Blanche of Navarre, Countess of Champagne, and Geoffrey I of Villehardouin.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Yaqut al-Hamawi ranks 349 out of 1,128Before him are Argishti I of Urartu (-827), Memnon (null), Dio Chrysostom (40), John Malalas (491), Alexander Balas (-150), and Athanasius the Athonite (920). After him are Telipinu (-1600), Aziz Nesin (1915), Nicholas Kanabos (1200), Procopius (325), Candaules (-800), and Philetaerus (-340).

Among EXPLORERS In Turkey

Among explorers born in Turkey, Yaqut al-Hamawi ranks 2Before him are Evliya Çelebi (1611). After him are Eudoxus of Cyzicus (-100).