Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani

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Badi' al-Zamān al-Hamadāni or al-Hamadhāni (Arabic: بديع الزمان الهمذاني التغلبي‎‎; 969–1007) was a medieval Arab man of letters born in Hamadan, Iran. He is best known for his work the Maqamat Badi' az-Zaman al-Hamadhani, a collection of 52 episodic stories of a rogue, Abu al-Fath al-Iskandari, as recounted by a narrator, 'Isa b. Hisham. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani has received more than 44,319 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani is the 2,545th most popular writer (down from 2,211th in 2019), the 219th most popular biography from Iran (down from 189th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani ranks 2,545 out of 5,794Before him are Yuan Mei, Carl Bernstein, Karl Gutzkow, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Paul Goodman, and T. H. White. After him are Jerzy Andrzejewski, Marcin Bielski, André Salmon, Isaac Casaubon, Antal Szerb, and Wilfred Owen.

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Among people born in 967, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani ranks 6Before him are Louis V of France, Bolesław I the Brave, Emperor Kazan, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr, and Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine.  Among people deceased in 1007, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani ranks 3Before him are Maslama al-Majriti and Urraca Fernández.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani ranks 219 out of 463Before him are Subh-i-Azal (1831), Ibn al-Faqih (null), Amir Kabir (1807), Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), Shaul Mofaz (1948), and Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919). After him are Mostafa Chamran (1932), Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854), Mohammad Beheshti (1928), Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), Aga Khan I (1800), and Mansour Bahrami (1956).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani ranks 24Before him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), Daqiqi (1000), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), and Subh-i-Azal (1831). After him are Cassandra Clare (1973), Mahmoud Shabestari (1288), Nima Yooshij (1897), Sohrab Sepehri (1928), Raffi (1835), and Abolqasem Lahouti (1887).