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Qadi Baydawi (also known as Naṣir ad-Din al-Bayḍawi, also spelled Baidawi, Bayzawi and Beyzavi; d. June 1319, Tabriz) was a Persian jurist, theologian, and Quran commentator. He lived during the post-Seljuk and early Mongol era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Baydawi has received more than 73,159 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Al-Baydawi is the 544th most popular philosopher (down from 525th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Iran (down from 165th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Al-Baydawi ranks 544 out of 1,267Before him are Pietro d'Abano, Paul Grice, Karl Korsch, Chaïm Perelman, Axel Honneth, and Kenneth Waltz. After him are Jan Patočka, Myia, Roger Scruton, Jacques Ellul, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Crates of Athens.

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Among people born in 1201, Al-Baydawi ranks 9Before him are Theobald I of Navarre, Baiju, François Grimaldi, Robert de Sorbon, John I of Sweden, and Butvydas. After him are Robert I, Latin Emperor, Kebek, Emperor Mo of Jin, Philip I, Count of Boulogne, Daumantas of Lithuania, and Qin Jiushao.

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Among people born in Iran, Al-Baydawi ranks 176 out of 631Before him are Jafar Panahi (1960), Harpagus (-700), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Mehdi Bazargan (1907), Shaul Mofaz (1948), and 'Adud al-Dawla (936). After him are Arsaces II of Parthia (-300), Sinatruces of Parthia (-157), Shaykh Tusi (995), Barbet Schroeder (1941), Googoosh (1950), and Al-Hakim al-Nishapuri (933).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Al-Baydawi ranks 11Before him are Miskawayh (932), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Mazdak (450), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), and Mulla Sadra (1571). After him are Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), Al-Taftazani (1322), Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145), Hossein Nasr (1933), Abdolkarim Soroush (1945), and Dariush Shayegan (1935).