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Abu Sa'id Gardezi

1100 - 1061

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Abū Saʿīd ʿAbd-al-Ḥayy ibn Żaḥḥāk b. Maḥmūd Gardīzī (Persian: ابوسعید عبدالحی بن ضحاک بن محمود گردیزی), better known as Gardizi (گردیزی), was an 11th-century Persian historian and official, who is notable for having written the Zayn al-akhbar, one of the earliest history books written in New Persian.Little is known of Gardizi personally. He was probably from Gardiz in the region of Zamindawar, as his nisba implies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Sa'id Gardezi has received more than 24,153 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Abu Sa'id Gardezi is the 32nd most popular geographer (up from 37th in 2019), the 51st most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 46th in 2019) and the most popular Afghan Geographer.

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  • 8.33

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  • 1.74

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Among geographers, Abu Sa'id Gardezi ranks 32 out of 67Before him are Fra Mauro, William Morris Davis, Sebastian Münster, Marinus of Tyre, Nicolas Sanson, and Albrecht Penck. After him are Jodocus Hondius, Vincenzo Coronelli, Willem Blaeu, Alfred Hettner, Artemidorus Ephesius, and Jovan Cvijić.

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Among people born in 1100, Abu Sa'id Gardezi ranks 30Before him are Niklot, Henry, Ragnvald Knaphövde, George Kedrenos, Gorakhnath, and Malik Shah. After him are Teobaldo Boccapecci, Anushtegin Gharchai, Wace, Jabir ibn Aflah, Thierry, Count of Flanders, and Duqaq. Among people deceased in 1061, Abu Sa'id Gardezi ranks 3Before him are Pope Nicholas II and Humbert of Silva Candida. After him are Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia, Presian, Floris I, Count of Holland, and Ali ibn Ridwan.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Abu Sa'id Gardezi ranks 51 out of 145Before him are Abdul Rahim Hatif (1926), Bairam Khan (1501), Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006), Diodotus I (-285), Abu Zayd al-Balkhi (850), and Humaira Begum (1918). After him are Tahir ibn Husayn (776), Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), Haji Mohammad Chamkani (1947), Ismail Khan (1946), Muhammad Shah (1702), and Abdul Ghani Baradar (1968).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In Afghanistan

Among geographers born in Afghanistan, Abu Sa'id Gardezi ranks 1