Famous Iraqi Writers

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Enheduanna
3
Birthdate: 2285 BC
Birthplace: Mesopotamia
Died: 2250 BC
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Al-Mutanabbi
4
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Kufa, Iraq
Died: September 3, 0965
 3 
Abu Nuwas
(Poet)
Abu Nuwas
3
Birthdate: 0756 AD
Birthplace: Ahvaz, Iran
Died: 0814 AD
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 4 
Latif Yahia
(Former Iraqi Military Officer Who Played a Prominent Role in the Iran–Iraq War)
Latif Yahia
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Birthdate: June 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq

Latif Yahia is an Iraqi former military officer who played a prominent role in the Iran–Iraq War. He achieved popularity when he claimed that he had been Uday Saddam Hussein's body double for many years, although his claims have been challenged by many. Yahia's claims inspired the 2011 film The Devil's Double, where he was played by Dominic Cooper.

 5 
Zainab Salbi
(writer, activist)
Zainab Salbi
2
Birthdate: 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
 7 
Theophilus Of Antioch
(Apologist and Patriarch of Antioch)
Theophilus Of Antioch
2
Birthplace: Mesopotamia, Iraq
Died: 0184 AD
Theophilus of Antioch was the Apologist and Patriarch of Antioch from 169 to 182. He made immense contributions to Christian literature, exegetics, apologetics, and polemics. Theophilus of Antioch is also credited with writing a series of books titled Apology to Autolycus, which defends Christianity.
 8 
Fuzûlî
(Poet)
Fuzûlî
3
Birthdate: 1494 AD
Birthplace: Karbala, Iraq
Died: 1556 AD
 9 
Al-Hariri of Basra
(Islamic scholar)
Al-Hariri of Basra
2
Birthdate: 1054 AD
Birthplace: near Basra, Iraq
Died: September 9, 1122
 10 
Ibn Qutaybah
(Islamic scholar)
Ibn Qutaybah
2
Birthdate: 0828 AD
Birthplace: Kūfah, Iraq
Died: November 13, 0889
Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1145
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mosul, Iraq
Died: November 8, 1234
 12 
Ibn Waḥshīyah
(Alchemist)
Ibn Waḥshīyah
2
Birthplace: Iraq
Died: 0930 AD
 13 
Al-Balādhurī
(Historian)
Al-Balādhurī
2
Birthdate: 0820 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad
Died: 0892 AD
 14 
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
 16 
Al-Farazdaq
(Islamic poet)
Al-Farazdaq
1
Birthdate: 0641 AD
Birthplace: Yamamah region
Died: 0728 AD
 17 
Al-Asmaʿi
(Author)
Al-Asmaʿi
1
Birthdate: 0740 AD
Birthplace: Basra, Iraq
Died: 0828 AD
 18 
Saadia Gaon
3
Birthdate: 0882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arab Caliphate
Died: May 21, 0942
 19 
Abu Mikhnaf
(Historian, Writer)
Abu Mikhnaf
0
Birthdate: 0709 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0774 AD
 20 
Ibrahim al-Nazzam
(Theologian)
Ibrahim al-Nazzam
1
Birthdate: 0775 AD
Birthplace: Basrah, Iraq
Died: 0845 AD
 21 
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem
Died: December 12, 1994
Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati
1
Birthdate: December 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: August 3, 1999
 23 
Abu-l-'Atahiya
1
Birthdate: 0748 AD
Birthplace: Ayn al-Tamr, Iraq
Died: 0828 AD
Al-Akhtal al-Taghlibi
1
Birthdate: 0640 AD
Birthplace: Al-Hirah, Iraq
Died: 0710 AD
Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī
1
Birthdate: September 18, 1365
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1424 AD
 26 
Dima Khatib
(One of the Most Influential and Famous Arabs on Social Media)
Dima Khatib
1
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
Dima Khatib is a Syrian-born journalist, translator, and poet. She is currently working as the managing director of a popular digital news service called AJ+, which was launched in San Francisco, USA, by Al Jazeera Media Network. Dima Khatib is also a popular social media influencer and is counted among the most influential and famous Arabs on social media.
 27 
Ibn Duraid
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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
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