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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 theorist.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 853,901 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Al-Farabi is the 45th most popular philosopher (down from 42nd in 2019), the most popular biography from Kazakhstan and the most popular Kazakhstani Philosopher.

Al-Farabi is most famous for his work on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.

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Among philosophers, Al-Farabi ranks 45 out of 1,089Before him are Michel de Montaigne, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Maria Montessori, Parmenides, Origen, and Thomas More. After him are Michel Foucault, Karl Popper, Protagoras, Hannah Arendt, Henri Bergson, and Plotinus.

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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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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Al-Farabi ranks 1 out of 116After him are Tomyris (-600), Nursultan Nazarbayev (1940), Ahmad Yasawi (1103), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), and Shoqan Walikhanov (1835).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Kazakhstan

Among philosophers born in Kazakhstan, Al-Farabi ranks 1