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Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi. (Arabic: أبو نصر محمد الفارابي, romanized: Abū Naṣr Muḥammad al-Fārābī),born either in Faryab in Khorasan or Farab in Transoxania, c. 870— died in Damascus between 14 December 950 and 12 January 951), known in the Latin West as Alpharabius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Farabi has received more than 1,261,090 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Al-Farabi is the 46th most popular philosopher (down from 45th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Afghan 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 46 out of 1,081Before him are Thomas More, Maria Montessori, Sun Tzu, Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, and Origen. After him are Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Amos Comenius, Zeno of Elea, Empedocles, Karl Popper, and Michel Foucault.

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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 Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Al-Farabi ranks 2 out of 145Before him are Rumi (1207). After him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Abbas the Great (1571), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), and Amanullah Khan (1892).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Afghanistan

Among philosophers born in Afghanistan, Al-Farabi ranks 1After him are Ibn al-Rawandi (827).