872 - 951


Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (; Persian: ابو نصر محمد بن محمد فارابی‎ Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al Fārābī; known in the West as Alpharabius; c. 872 – between 14 December, 950 and 12 January, 951) was a renowned early Islamic philosopher and jurist who wrote in the fields of political philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and logic. He was also a scientist, cosmologist, mathematician and music scholar.In Islamic philosophical tradition he was often called "the Second Teacher", following Aristotle who was known as "the First Teacher". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Farabi has received more than 751,005 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 44th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Al-Farabi ranks 42 out of 1,005Before him are Plutarch, Auguste Comte, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas More, Michel Foucault, and Maria Montessori. After him are Michel de Montaigne, Origen, Al-Ghazali, John Amos Comenius, Hannah Arendt, and Karl Popper.

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Among people born in 872, Al-Farabi ranks 1After him are Abaoji and Pietro II Candiano. Among people deceased in 951, Al-Farabi ranks 1After him are Ramiro II of León and Emperor Shizong of Liao.

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Among people born in Kazakhstan, Al-Farabi ranks 1 out of 133After him are Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940), Tomyris (-600), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Helmuth Weidling (1891), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Ernst Abbe (1840), Fritz Todt (1891), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Seljuk (902), and Christopher Clavius (1538).