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Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr ibn Yazīd al-Ṭabarī (Arabic: أبو جعفر محمد بن جرير بن يزيد الطبري), more commonly known as al-Ṭabarī (الطبري), was a Muslim historian and scholar from Amol, Tabaristan. Among the most prominent figures of the Islamic Golden Age, al-Tabari is known for his historical works and his expertise in Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir), but he has also been described as "an impressively prolific polymath". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Tabari has received more than 681,171 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Al-Tabari is the 118th most popular philosopher (up from 132nd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Iran (up from 27th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iranian Philosopher.

Al-Tabari is most famous for his tafsir, or commentary on the Quran.

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Among philosophers, Al-Tabari ranks 118 out of 1,081Before him are Pyrrho, Meister Eckhart, Charles Fourier, Gilles Deleuze, John Venn, and Bodhidharma. After him are George Gurdjieff, Emil Cioran, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Antisthenes, Ramon Llull, and Hans-Georg Gadamer.

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Among people born in 839, Al-Tabari ranks 2Before him is Charles the Fat.  Among people deceased in 923, Al-Tabari ranks 1After him are Robert I of France, Galindo Aznárez II, and Ageltrude.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Al-Tabari ranks 25 out of 528Before him are Hafez (1325), Abu Nuwas (762), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Tughril (990), and Mansur Al-Hallaj (858). After him are Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Khosrow I (501), Darius II (-475), Ferdowsi (940), and Salman the Persian (568).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Al-Tabari ranks 2Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058). After him are Bayazid Bastami (804), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Miskawayh (932), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Mazdak (450), Mulla Sadra (1571), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Al-Shahrastani (1086), Al-Baydawi (1201), and Al-Taftazani (1322).