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Ibn Sina (Persian: ابن سینا; 980 – June 1037 CE), commonly known in the West as Avicenna (), was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, philosophers, and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Sajjad H. Rizvi has called Avicenna "arguably the most influential philosopher of the pre-modern era". He was a Muslim Peripatetic philosopher influenced by Greek Aristotelian philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avicenna has received more than 4,966,772 page views. His biography is available in 140 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 138 in 2019). Avicenna is the 10th most popular philosopher (down from 8th 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 10 out of 1,081Before him are Confucius, Pythagoras, René Descartes, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After him are John Locke, Niccolò Machiavelli, Friedrich Nietzsche, Francis Bacon, Augustine of Hippo, 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, Tancred of Hauteville, Hemma of Gurk, Gerard of Csanád, 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, Odo II, Count of Blois, Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi, and Farrukhi Sistani.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1 out of 145After him are Timur (1336), Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (780), Al-Biruni (973), Muhammad al-Bukhari (810), Babur (1483), Al-Tirmidhi (824), Islam Karimov (1938), Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (893), Shah Rukh (1377), Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari (1327), and Shavkat Mirziyoyev (1957).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Uzbekistan

Among philosophers born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1