Famous Iraqi Intellectuals & Academics

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 1 Abū Ḥanīfah

Abū Ḥanīfah
4
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: September 5, 0698
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kūfah, Iraq
Died: June 14, 0767

 2 Al-Kindī

Al-Kindī
4
Famous As: Father of Arab philosophy
Birthdate: 0801 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: 0873 AD

 3 Al-Jāḥiẓ

Al-Jāḥiẓ
3
Famous As: Theologian and scholar
Birthdate: 0776 AD
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: 0868 AD
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 4 Al-Masudi

Al-Masudi
3
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0896 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 31, 0956

 5 Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal
4
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0855 AD

Ahmad ibn Hanbal was an Arab Muslim theologian, jurist, hadith traditionist, and ascetic. He is credited with founding one of the four prominent legal schools of Sunni Islam, the Hanbali school of Sunni jurisprudence. A highly active and influential scholar, Ahmad ibn Hanbal is widely regarded as one of the most respected intellectual personalities in the history of Islam.

 6 Hunayn ibn Ishaq

Hunayn ibn Ishaq
2
Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: 0809 AD
Birthplace: al-Ḥīrah, Iraq
Died: 0873 AD

 7 Ali ibn al-Athir

Ali ibn al-Athir
2
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1160 AD
Birthplace: Cizre, Turkey
Died: 1233 AD
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 8 Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi

Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
2
Famous As: Philologist
Birthdate: 0718 AD
Birthplace: Oman
Died: 0791 AD

 9 Ali al-Sistani

Ali al-Sistani
7
Famous As: Theologian, Akhoond
Birthdate: August 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mashhad

 10 Al-Ash'ari

Al-Ash'ari
2
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0874 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0936 AD

 11 Hillel the Elder

Hillel the Elder
4
Famous As: Jewish scholar
Birthdate: 0110 AD
Birthplace: Babylonia

 12 Hormuzd Rassam

Hormuzd Rassam
2
Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: 1826 AD
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: September 16, 1910

 13 Ibn Qutaybah

Ibn Qutaybah
2
Famous As: Islamic scholar
Birthdate: 0828 AD
Birthplace: Kūfah, Iraq
Died: November 13, 0889

 14 Al-Hariri of Basra

Al-Hariri of Basra
2
Famous As: Islamic scholar
Birthdate: 1054 AD
Birthplace: near Basra, Iraq
Died: September 9, 1122

 15 Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad

Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad
2
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: March 5, 1145
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: November 8, 1234

 16 Ibn Waḥshīyah

Ibn Waḥshīyah
2
Famous As: Alchemist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: 0930 AD

 17 Al-Balādhurī

Al-Balādhurī
2
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0820 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: 0892 AD

 18 Al-Yaʿqūbī

Al-Yaʿqūbī
2
Famous As: Historian and geographer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 0897 AD

 19 ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Hakim

ʿAbd al-ʿAziz al-Hakim
2
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Najaf, Iraq
Died: August 26, 2009

 20 Aphraates

Aphraates
1
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0280 AD
Birthplace: Asuristan
Died: 0345 AD

 21 Harith al-Muhasibi

Harith al-Muhasibi
1
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: 0781 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0857 AD

 22 Ibn Aqil

Ibn Aqil
1
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1040 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1119 AD

 23 Mīr Dāmād

Mīr Dāmād
1
Famous As: Islamic philosopher
Birthdate: 1561 AD
Birthplace: Gorgan, Iran
Died: 1631 AD

 24 Al-Asmaʿi

Al-Asmaʿi
1
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0740 AD
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: 0828 AD

 25 Saadia Gaon

Saadia Gaon
3
Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: June 30, 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: May 21, 0942

 26 Ibrahim al-Nazzam

Ibrahim al-Nazzam
1
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0775 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0845 AD

 27 Hisham ibn al-Kalbi

Hisham ibn al-Kalbi
1
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 0737 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: 0819 AD

 28 Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
1
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: December 12, 1994

 29 Abu Mikhnaf

Abu Mikhnaf
0
Famous As: Historian, Writer
Birthdate: 0709 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0774 AD

 30 Al-Kisa'i

Al-Kisa'i
0
Famous As: Scientist, Linguist
Birthdate: 0737 AD
Birthplace: Al-Kūfah, Irāq
Died: 0804 AD

 31 Isaac of Nineveh

Isaac of Nineveh
2
Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 0613 AD
Birthplace: Qatar
Died: 0700 AD

 32 Ibn Duraid

Ibn Duraid
1
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0837 AD
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: August 3, 0933

 33 Philoxenus of Mabbug

Philoxenus of Mabbug
1
Famous As: Prose writer
Birthdate: 0440 AD
Birthplace: Tahal, Iraq
Died: 0523 AD

 34 Ibn Jinni

Ibn Jinni
0
Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: 0932 AD
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: 1002 AD

 35 Al-Farraʼ

Al-Farraʼ
0
Famous As: Linguist, Philologist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq

 36 Abu Ubaidah

Abu Ubaidah
0
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0728 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0825 AD

 37 Al-Mubarrad

Al-Mubarrad
1
Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: March 25, 0826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: September 30, 0898

 38 Theodore Bar Konai

Theodore Bar Konai
1
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0901 AD
Birthplace: Kaskar, Iraq
Died: 0950 AD

 39 Lihadh Al-Gazali

Lihadh Al-Gazali
1
Famous As: Scientists
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Amarah, Iraq

 40 Muhammad ibn Falah

Muhammad ibn Falah
0
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 1400 AD
Birthplace: Wasit, Iraq
Died: 1461 AD

 41 Ibn al-A'rabi

Ibn al-A'rabi
0
Famous As: Islamicist, Scientist, Philologist, Writer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa al-Kūfah, Iraq

 42 Raphael I Bidawid

Raphael I Bidawid
1
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: April 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: July 7, 2003

 43 Ibn Abi Asrun

Ibn Abi Asrun
0
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 31, 1100
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hadithah, Iraq
Died: October 31, 1189