Famous Iraqi Writers

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 1 

Al-Mutanabbi
3
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: September 3, 0965

 2 

Enheduanna
3
Birthdate: 2285 BC
Birthplace: Mesopotamia
Died: 2250 BC

 3 
Abu Nuwas
(Poet)

Abu Nuwas
3
Birthdate: 0756 AD
Birthplace: Ahvaz, Iran
Died: 0814 AD
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 4 
Latif Yahia
(Former body double of Uday Hussein)

Latif Yahia
0
Birthdate: June 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

 5 
Zainab Salbi
(writer, activist)

Zainab Salbi
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1964, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad

 6 
Ali ibn al-Athir
(Historian)

Ali ibn al-Athir
2
Birthdate: 1160 AD
Birthplace: Cizre, Turkey
Died: 1233 AD

Theophilus Of Antioch
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mesopotamia, Iraq
Died: 0184 AD
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 8 
Fuzûlî
(Poet)

Fuzûlî
2
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Karbala, Iraq
Died: 1556 AD

 9 
Ibn Qutaybah
(Islamic scholar)

Ibn Qutaybah
2
Birthdate: 0828 AD
Birthplace: Kūfah, Iraq
Died: November 13, 0889

 10 
Al-Hariri of Basra
(Islamic scholar)

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

 11 
Ibn Waḥshīyah
(Alchemist)

Ibn Waḥshīyah
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: 0930 AD

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

 13 

Allamah Al-Hilli
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1250
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillah, Iraq
Died: December 18, 1325

Muhammad Mahdi al-Jawahiri
2
Birthdate: July 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Najaf, Ottoman Empire (Present Day Iraq)
Died: July 27, 1997

 15 
Al-Balādhurī
(Historian)

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

 16 
Al-Farazdaq
(Islamic poet)

Al-Farazdaq
1
Birthdate: 0641 AD
Birthplace: Yamamah region
Died: 0728 AD

 17 

Saadia Gaon
3
Birthdate: 0641 AD, 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: May 21, 0942

 18 
Al-Asmaʿi
(Author)

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

 19 
Ibrahim al-Nazzam
(Theologian)

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

Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 3, 1999

 21 

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

 22 

Abu-l-'Atahiya
1
Birthdate: 0748 AD
Birthplace: Ayn al-Tamr, Iraq
Died: 0828 AD

 23 
Abu Mikhnaf
(Historian, Writer)

Abu Mikhnaf
0
Birthdate: 0709 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0774 AD

Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1365
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1424 AD

Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi
1
Birthdate: 0640 AD
Birthplace: Al-Hirah, Iraq
Died: 0710 AD

 26 
Dima Khatib
(Managing Director of AJ+)

Dima Khatib
1
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria

 27 

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

 28 

Ahmet Haşim
1
Birthdate: 1884 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: June 4, 1933

 29 
Al-Mubarrad
(Biographer)

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

 30 
Abu Ubaidah
(Scholar)

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

 31 
Torkom Manoogian
(Patriarch)

Torkom Manoogian
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baqubah, Iraq
Died: October 12, 2012

 32 
Ibn al-A'rabi
(Islamicist, Scientist, Philologist, Writer)

Ibn al-A'rabi
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kufa al-Kūfah, Iraq

 33 

Fouad al-Tikerly
0
Birthdate: August 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: February 11, 2008

 34 
Buland Ḥaydarī
(Poet)

Buland Ḥaydarī
0
Birthdate: September 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: 1996 AD