PHILOSOPHER

Bayazid Bastami

804 - 874

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Abū Yazīd Ṭayfūr b. ʿĪsā b. Surūshān al-Bisṭāmī (al-Basṭāmī) (d. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bayazid Bastami has received more than 317,182 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Bayazid Bastami is the 207th most popular philosopher (up from 245th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Iran (up from 67th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Philosopher.

Bayazid Bastami is most famous for the following verse: "I am the Truth, and the Truth is I." Bayazid Bastami was a Sufi mystic who lived in the 11th century. He is most famous for his verse which says that he is the truth and the truth is he.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Bayazid Bastami ranks 207 out of 1,089Before him are Moses Mendelssohn, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Ibn Tufail, and Georgi Plekhanov. After him are Benedetto Croce, Pelagius, Muhammad Abduh, Melissus of Samos, Gabriel Marcel, and Miguel de Unamuno.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 804, Bayazid Bastami ranks 1After him is Ermengarde of Tours. Among people deceased in 874, Bayazid Bastami ranks 1After him are Hasan al-Askari, Antipope John VIII, Gisela, daughter of Louis the Pious, and Habash al-Hasib al-Marwazi.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Bayazid Bastami ranks 57 out of 463Before him are Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Antiochus I Soter (-324), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Cyrus I (-690), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), and Xerxes II of Persia (-500). After him are Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Ghazan (1271), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Shirin Ebadi (1947), and Cyaxares (-700).

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Among PHILOSOPHERS In Iran

Among philosophers born in Iran, Bayazid Bastami ranks 3Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058) and Al-Tabari (839). After him are Mazdak (450), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Miskawayh (932), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Mulla Sadra (1571), Ibn al-Rawandi (827), Al-Shahrastani (1086), and Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892).