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Abū Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn ʼIsḥāq aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī (; Arabic: أبو يوسف يعقوب بن إسحاق الصبّاح الكندي; Latin: Alkindus; c. 801–873 AD) was an Arab Muslim polymath active as a philosopher, mathematician, physician, and music theorist. Al-Kindi was the first of the Islamic peripatetic philosophers, and is hailed as the "father of Arab philosophy". Al-Kindi was born in Kufa and educated in Baghdad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Kindi has received more than 1,295,729 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Al-Kindi is the 66th most popular philosopher (up from 86th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Iraqi Philosopher.

Al-Kindi is most famous for his contributions to mathematics, physics, and philosophy. He was the first to introduce Aristotle's work to the Islamic world.

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Over the past year Al-Kindi has had the most page views in the with 146,615 views, followed by Arabic (118,712), and Indonesian (62,111). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (359.75%), Egyptian Arabic (282.99%), and Mingrelian (201.09%)


Among philosophers, Al-Kindi ranks 66 out of 1,267Before him are Herbert Spencer, Michel de Montaigne, Ibn Arabi, Pliny the Elder, Gorgias, and Edmund Husserl. After him are Antonio Gramsci, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Ludwig Feuerbach, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Zeno of Citium, and Karl Jaspers.

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Among people born in 801, Al-Kindi ranks 1After him are Ansgar, Ya'qubi, Huang Chao, Malcolm I of Scotland, Constantine II of Scotland, Leo Phokas the Elder, Grímur Kamban, Enravota, Theodora, Zoe Zaoutzaina, and Eudokia Dekapolitissa. Among people deceased in 866, Al-Kindi ranks 1After him are Robert the Strong, Bardas, Liudolf, Duke of Saxony, Ordoño I of Asturias, Linji Yixuan, Al-Musta'in, Charles the Child, Eberhard of Friuli, and Ranulf I of Aquitaine.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Al-Kindi ranks 11 out of 384Before him are Sargon of Akkad (-2300), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Sarah (-1803), Abu Hanifa (698), Sennacherib (-740), and Ashurbanipal (-685). After him are Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Rabia of Basra (710), Nur ad-Din (1116), and Zaha Hadid (1950).

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Among philosophers born in Iraq, Al-Kindi ranks 1After him are Al-Ash'ari (873), Al-Jahiz (775), Abu Yusuf (731), Hunayn ibn Ishaq (809), Diogenes of Babylon (-240), Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (1080), Abu Sulayman Sijistani (932), Ibn Abi'l-Hadid (1190), and Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi (1863).