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Fakhr al-Din al-Razi

1149 - 1209

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Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (Arabic: فخر الدين الرازي) or Fakhruddin Razi (Persian: فخر الدين رازی) (1149 or 1150 – 1209), often known by the sobriquet Sultan of the Theologians, was an influential Muslim polymath and one of the pioneers of inductive logic. He wrote various works in the fields of medicine, chemistry, physics, astronomy, cosmology, literature, theology, ontology, philosophy, history and jurisprudence. He was one of the earliest proponents and skeptics that came up with the concept of multiverse, and compared it with the astronomical teachings of Quran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi has received more than 400,741 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Fakhr al-Din al-Razi is the 298th most popular philosopher (up from 371st in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Iran (up from 107th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

Fakhr al-Din al-Razi is most famous for his work in the fields of medicine, philosophy, and theology.

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Among philosophers, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi ranks 298 out of 1,081Before him are Synesius, Robert Nozick, Sri Aurobindo, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Jerome of Prague, and Rudolf Otto. After him are Aristoxenus, John Searle, Alfred Tarski, Cleanthes, Johann Reuchlin, and Miskawayh.

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Among people born in 1149, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi ranks 1After him are Al-Adid, Margaritus of Brindisi, and Al-Fa'iz bi-Nasr Allah. Among people deceased in 1209, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi ranks 2Before him is Nizami Ganjavi. After him are Phillipe de Plessis, Raymond Roger Trencavel, Alfonso II, Count of Provence, and William of Champlitte.

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Among people born in Iran, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi ranks 84 out of 528Before him are Mohammad Khodabanda (1531), Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (1772), Öljaitü (1280), Psamtik III (-590), and Ibn Khordadbeh (820). After him are Ali al-Sistani (1930), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Miskawayh (932), Piruz Nahavandi (700), Bahram V (406), and Atossa (-550).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi ranks 4Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Al-Tabari (839), and Bayazid Bastami (804). After him are Miskawayh (932), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Mazdak (450), Mulla Sadra (1571), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Al-Shahrastani (1086), Al-Baydawi (1201), and Al-Taftazani (1322).