Baba Tahir

947 - 1032

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Baba Tahir or Baba Taher Oryan Hamadani (Persian: باباطاهر عریان همدانی) was an 11th-century dervish poet from Hamadan, Iran who lived during the reign of Tugril of the Seljuk dynasty over Iran. This is almost all that is known of him as he lived a mysterious lifestyle. Although prefix "Baba" (roughly meaning 'The Wise' or 'The Respected') has been thought as part of his name in all known sources, his nickname "Oryan" (meaning 'The Naked') did not appear until about 17th-century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baba Tahir has received more than 80,824 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Baba Tahir is the 1,650th most popular writer (up from 1,884th in 2019), the 191st most popular biography from Iran (up from 197th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Iranian Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 81k

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  • 57.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Divan-i Baba Tahir `Uryan
A fool of god , the mystical verse of Baha Tahir
The Rubaiyat of Baba Tahir Oryan of Hamadan
A fool of god
Islam, Islamic & Arabic philosophy, Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval

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Over the past year Baba Tahir has had the most page views in the with 115,839 views, followed by English (9,177), and Arabic (4,553). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (269.03%), Spanish (63.01%), and Malayalam (58.66%)


Among writers, Baba Tahir ranks 1,650 out of 7,302Before him are Al-Hariri of Basra, Matteo Maria Boiardo, Clodia Pulchra, A. S. Byatt, Maria Valtorta, and Theodore Sturgeon. After him are Pavel Bermondt-Avalov, Li He, Liu Zongyuan, Christy Brown, Meleager of Gadara, and Alma Karlin.

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Among people born in 947, Baba Tahir ranks 3Before him are Adalberon, and Al-Qadir. After him are Rajaraja I, and Ce Acatl Topiltzin. Among people deceased in 1032, Baba Tahir ranks 5Before him are Pope John XIX, Rudolph III of Burgundy, Constance of Arles, and Arslan Isra'il. After him are Bezprym, Otto Orseolo, Pietro Barbolano, and Constantine Diogenes.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Baba Tahir ranks 191 out of 631Before him are Arsames (-550), Apama (-400), Al-Taftazani (1322), Shahrokh Shah (1734), Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899), and Simko Shikak (1887). After him are Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952), Ibn Khuzayma (838), Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145), Táhirih (1817), Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (1960), and Phriapatius (-290).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Baba Tahir ranks 18Before him are Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), and Sadegh Hedayat (1903). After him are Táhirih (1817), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Daqiqi (1000), Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), and Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh (1883).