Baba Tahir

947 - 1032

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Baba Tahir or Baba Taher Oryan Hamadani (Persian: باباطاهر عریان همدانی) was an 11th-century Persian 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 67,357 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Baba Tahir is the 1,900th most popular writer (down from 1,737th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Iran (down from 177th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Baba Tahir ranks 1,900 out of 5,755Before him are Augustin Barruel, Zinaida Gippius, Pierre Klossowski, Caterina Albert, George Adamski, and Fernando de Rojas. After him are Julien Gracq, Avraham Stern, Caecilius Statius, Eustathius of Thessalonica, Philippe Quinault, and Kathy Reichs.

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Among people born in 947, Baba Tahir ranks 4Before him are Adalberon, Al-Qadir, and Rajaraja I. After him is Ce Acatl Topiltzin. Among people deceased in 1032, Baba Tahir ranks 4Before him are Pope John XIX, Rudolph III of Burgundy, and Constance of Arles. 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 197 out of 528Before him are Mansour Bahrami (1956), Al-Hakim al-Nishapuri (933), Sati Beg (1300), Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145), and Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi (1627). After him are Orodes III of Parthia (-100), Reza Abbasi (1565), Daqiqi (1000), Googoosh (1950), Mandane of Media (-584), and Fazlollah Zahedi (1897).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Baba Tahir ranks 19Before him are Ali Shariati (1933), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), and Táhirih (1817). After him are Daqiqi (1000), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), Nima Yooshij (1897), and Ahmad Shamlou (1925).