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Ehsan Yarshater

1920 - 2018

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Ehsan Yarshater (Persian: احسان يارشاطر, April 3, 1920 – September 1, 2018) was an Iranian historian and linguist who specialized in Iranology. He was the founder and director of The Center for Iranian Studies, and Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University. He was the first Persian full-time professor at a U.S. university since World War II.He was one of the 40 editors of the Encyclopædia Iranica, with articles by 300 authors from various academic institutions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ehsan Yarshater has received more than 121,940 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Ehsan Yarshater is the 348th most popular historian (down from 275th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from Iran (down from 300th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Iranian Historian.

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Among historians, Ehsan Yarshater ranks 348 out of 339Before him are Mikhail Artamonov, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Américo Castro, G. M. Trevelyan, Andreas Alföldi, and Aron Gurevich. After him are Boris Chicherin, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, Martin Gilbert, Craterus, Nikolaus Pevsner, and Niall Ferguson.

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Among people born in 1920, Ehsan Yarshater ranks 293Before him are Anton Malatinský, João Cabral de Melo Neto, Thomas Sebeok, Jacques Noël, Robert Lamoureux, and Roy Jenkins. After him are Irving Kristol, Eugênio Sales, Gesualdo Bufalino, Fyodor Abramov, Sverre Farstad, and Franca Valeri. Among people deceased in 2018, Ehsan Yarshater ranks 298Before him are Mrinal Sen, Oleg Anofriyev, Gianfranco Parolini, Aureliano Bolognesi, Roberto Suazo Córdova, and XXXTentacion. After him are Shuhrat Abbosov, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Ferenc Kósa, Dariush Shayegan, Chuck McCann, and John Julius Norwich.

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Among people born in Iran, Ehsan Yarshater ranks 336 out of 528Before him are Ali Mansur (1895), Sardar Azmoun (1995), Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (1961), Hadi Khosroshahi (1939), Hassan Habibi (1937), and Alenush Terian (1921). After him are Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (1945), Dariush Shayegan (1935), Mohammad Mirmohammadi (1948), Navid Negahban (1968), Hossein Salami (1960), and Darius Khondji (1955).

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Among historians born in Iran, Ehsan Yarshater ranks 4Before him are Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani (897), Ibn al-Faqih (null), and Ahmad Kasravi (1890).