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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 philosopher, polymath, 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. He became a prominent figure in the House of Wisdom, and a number of Abbasid Caliphs appointed him to oversee the translation of Greek scientific and philosophical texts into the Arabic language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Kindi has received more than 1,161,122 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Al-Kindi is the 87th most popular philosopher (up from 96th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 11th 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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Among philosophers, Al-Kindi ranks 87 out of 1,081Before him are Roger Bacon, Jean Bodin, Nicholas of Cusa, Nagarjuna, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Carl von Clausewitz. After him are Athanasius of Alexandria, Boethius, Leucippus, John of Damascus, Zeno of Citium, and Tertullian.

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

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Among people born in Iraq, Al-Kindi ranks 10 out of 338Before him are Saddam Hussein (1937), Nebuchadnezzar II (-630), Abu Hanifa (698), Ashurbanipal (-685), Sargon of Akkad (-2300), and Sarah (-1803). After him are Ibn al-Haytham (965), Mani (216), Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Rabia of Basra (710), 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), and Abu Sulayman Sijistani (932).