Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī

1547 - 1621

Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī

Bahāʾ al‐Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al‐ʿĀmilī (also known as Sheikh Baha'i, Persian: شیخ بهایی‎) (18 February 1547 – 1 September 1621) was an Arab Iranian Shia Islamic scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Safavid Iran. He was born in Baalbek, Ottoman Syria (present-day Lebanon) but immigrated in his childhood to Safavid Iran with the rest of his family. He was one of the earliest astronomers in the Islamic world to suggest the possibility of the Earth's movement prior to the spread of the Copernican theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī has received more than 189,827 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 725th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī ranks 723 out of 1,005Before him are Menedemus, Helen Parkhurst, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Numenius of Apamea, Luigi Guido Grandi, and Lucian Blaga. After him are Paul de Lagarde, Theodor Lipps, Volin, Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Raymond Williams, and Franz Neumann.

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Among people born in 1547, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī ranks 13Before him are Stanisław Żółkiewski, Oichi, Sanada Masayuki, Rudolph Goclenius, Mateo Alemán, and Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg. After him are Jurij Dalmatin, George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Nicholas Hilliard. Among people deceased in 1621, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī ranks 17Before him are Antoine de Montchrestien, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, Jan Jesenius, Catherine Stenbock, Ottavio Rinuccini, and Cristofano Allori. After him are Pietro Aldobrandini, Hendrick de Keyser, John Berchmans, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Dirk Hartog, and Mary Sidney.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī ranks 44 out of 87Before him are Jacques Attali (1943), Kamal Jumblatt (1917), Omar Karami (1934), Philo of Byblos (64), Elias Hrawi (1926), and Fouad Siniora (1943). After him are Gazebo (1960), Nassim Nicholas Taleb (1960), René Moawad (1925), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), Mia Khalifa (1993), and Fuad Chehab (1902).


Among philosophers born in Lebanon, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī ranks 3Before him are Porphyry (233) and Zeno of Sidon (-150).

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