Attar of Nishapur

1145 - 1220

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Abū Ḥamīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm (c. 1145 – c. 1221; Persian: ابو حامد بن ابوبکر ابراهیم), better known by his pen-names Farīd ud-Dīn (فرید الدین) and ʿAṭṭār of Nishapur (عطار نیشاپوری, Attar means apothecary), was a Persian poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and Sufism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Attar of Nishapur has received more than 403,862 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Attar of Nishapur is the 512th most popular writer (down from 409th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Iran (down from 53rd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Writer.

Attar of nishapur is most famous for its scent, which is a combination of flowers and spices.

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  • 54

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  • 5.18

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Among writers, Attar of Nishapur ranks 512 out of 5,755Before him are Saul Bellow, Héloïse, Marina Tsvetaeva, George R. R. Martin, J. M. Barrie, and Rudaki. After him are Henri Barbusse, Sei Shōnagon, Natsume Sōseki, Harper Lee, Fausto Cercignani, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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Among people born in 1145, Attar of Nishapur ranks 1After him are Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, Ibn Jubayr, Sverre of Norway, Al-Adil I, Maria of Antioch, Mikhail of Vladimir, Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi, Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad, Sven Aggesen, and Theodora Komnene, Queen of Jerusalem. Among people deceased in 1220, Attar of Nishapur ranks 4Before him are Saxo Grammaticus, Muhammad II of Khwarazm, and Wolfram von Eschenbach. After him are Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Kaykaus I, Giraut de Bornelh, Albert II, Margrave of Brandenburg, Richeza of Denmark, and Ingvar of Kiev.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Attar of Nishapur ranks 67 out of 528Before him are Babak Khorramdin (798), Bayazid Bastami (804), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Shapur II (309), and Achaemenes (-800). After him are Gaykhatu (1300), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Barkiyaruq (1081), Ibn Majah (824), Masoud Barzani (1946), and Ismail II (1533).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Attar of Nishapur ranks 11Before him are Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Saadi Shirazi (1210), and Jami (1414). After him are Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), and Sadegh Hedayat (1903).