Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi

995 - 1077

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Abu'l-Faḍl Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn Bayhaqī (Persian: ابوالفضل محمد بن حسین بیهقی; died September 21, 1077), better known as Abu'l-Faḍl Bayhaqi (ابوالفضل بیهقی; also spelled Beyhaqi), was a Persian secretary, historian and author.Educated in the major cultural center of Nishapur, and employed at the court of the famous Ghaznavid Sultan Mahmud, Bayhaqi was a highly cultured man, whose magnum opus—the Tarikh-i Bayhaqi, is seen as the most reliable source of valid information about the Ghaznavid era, which was written in an exquisite and vivid Persian prose that would become an ideal model for several eras.Bayhaqi is praised by modern scholars for his frankness, precision, and elegant style in his book, which he had spent 22 years to write, finishing it in thirty volumes, of which however only five volumes and half of the sixth exist today. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi has received more than 36,527 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi is the 3,367th most popular writer (down from 3,035th in 2019), the 262nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 233rd in 2019) and the 36th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi ranks 3,367 out of 5,794Before him are James Russell Lowell, Louis Pergaud, Mircea Cărtărescu, Willa Cather, William Trevor, and Seán O'Casey. After him are Karoline von Günderrode, Asadi Tusi, Etgar Keret, Kerstin Ekman, Corrado Alvaro, and Rosika Schwimmer.

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Among people born in 995, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi ranks 7Before him are Cnut the Great, Haakon Ericsson, Shaykh Tusi, Richeza of Lotharingia, Muniadona of Castile, and Bernard II, Duke of Saxony. After him is Herman III, Duke of Swabia. Among people deceased in 1077, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi ranks 7Before him are Géza I of Hungary, Agnes of Poitou, Anawrahta, Sviatoslav II of Kiev, Andronikos Doukas, and Zhang Zai.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi ranks 262 out of 463Before him are Simin Behbahani (1927), Leila Pahlavi (1970), Mohammad-Taqi Bahar (1886), Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari (1906), Amastrine (-400), and Samad Behrangi (1939). After him are Asadi Tusi (999), Sami Yusuf (1980), Farahnaz Pahlavi (1963), Majid Majidi (1959), Mohammad Javad Zarif (1960), and Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1933).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi ranks 36Before him are Abolqasem Lahouti (1887), Ubayd Zakani (1301), Parvin E'tesami (1907), Simin Behbahani (1927), Mohammad-Taqi Bahar (1886), and Samad Behrangi (1939). After him are Asadi Tusi (999), Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923), Iraj Mirza (1874), Simin Daneshvar (1921), Bahram Beyzai (1938), and Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892).