PHILOSOPHER

Avicenna

980 - 1037

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Ibn Sina (Persian: ابن سینا‎), also known as Abu Ali Sina (ابوعلی سینا), Pur Sina (پورسینا), and often known in the West as Avicenna (; c. 980 – June 1037), was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers 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 Aristotelian philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Avicenna has received more than 3,706,624 page views. His biography is available in 138 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 132 in 2019). Avicenna is the 8th most popular philosopher (up from 9th 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

Among philosophers, Avicenna ranks 8 out of 1,089. Before him are Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, and René Descartes. After him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Niccolò Machiavelli, Augustine of Hippo, John Locke, and Francis Bacon.

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Contemporaries

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, Mokjong of Goryeo, Gerard of Csanád, Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders, and Emperor Ichijō. Among people deceased in 1037, Avicenna ranks 1After him are Bermudo III of León, Boleslaus III, Duke of Bohemia, Vazul, Odo II, Count of Blois, and Farrukhi Sistani.

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In Uzbekistan

Among people born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1 out of 107. After him are Timur (1336), 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), Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani (810), and Anna German (1936).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Uzbekistan

Among philosophers born in Uzbekistan, Avicenna ranks 1