980 - 1037

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Ibn Sina (Arabic: اِبْن سِینَا, romanized: Ibn Sīnā; 980 – June 1037 CE), commonly known in the West as Avicenna (), was a preeminent philosopher and physician of the Muslim world, flourishing during the Islamic Golden Age, serving in the courts of various Iranian rulers. He is often described as the father of early modern medicine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avicenna has received more than 6,039,201 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 140 in 2019). Avicenna is the 9th most popular philosopher (up from 10th in 2019), the most popular biography from Uzbekistan and the most popular Uzbekistani Philosopher.

Avicenna is most famous for his writings on medicine and philosophy. He wrote the Canon of Medicine, which was the authoritative text on medicine in Europe until the seventeenth century.

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Among philosophers, Avicenna ranks 9 out of 1,267Before him are Socrates, Gautama Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, René Descartes, and Immanuel Kant. After him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Augustine of Hippo, Heraclitus, and Thales of Miletus.

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Among people born in 980, Avicenna ranks 1After him are Pope Benedict VIII, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Olof Skötkonung, Harald II of Denmark, Gisela of Hungary, Humbert I, Count of Savoy, Gerard of Csanád, Hemma of Gurk, Tancred of Hauteville, Mokjong of Goryeo, and Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders. Among people deceased in 1037, Avicenna ranks 1After him are Bermudo III of León, Vazul, Boleslaus III, Duke of Bohemia, Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi, Odo II, Count of Blois, Robert II, and Farrukhi Sistani.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1 out of 190After him are Timur (1336), Al-Biruni (973), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Babur (1483), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Islam Karimov (1938), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957), Shah Rukh (1377), and Isma'il ibn Ahmad (849).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Uzbekistan

Among philosophers born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1