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Khājeh Shams-od-Dīn Moḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (Persian: خواجه شمس‌‌الدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ, Ḥāfeẓ, 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper'; 1325–1390) or Hafiz, was a Persian lyric poet whose collected works are regarded by many Iranians as one of the highest pinnacles of Persian literature. His works are often found in the homes of Persian speakers, who learn his poems by heart and use them as everyday proverbs and sayings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hafez has received more than 1,722,366 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). Hafez is the 133rd most popular writer (up from 158th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Iran (up from 19th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Iranian Writer.

Hafez is most famous for his poetry. He is the most read poet in Iran and Afghanistan.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 75.26

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  • 120

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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The Divan of Hafez in Original Persian with 43 Ghazals Rendered Into English
The Divan of Hafez in Original Persian
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The Divan of Hafiz English-Persian
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Page views of Hafezs by language

Over the past year Hafez has had the most page views in the with 579,695 views, followed by English (219,972), and Arabic (69,942). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kirghiz (71,100.00%), Tuvan (40,900.00%), and Lombard (166.11%)


Among writers, Hafez ranks 133 out of 7,302Before him are François Villon, Alexandre Dumas fils, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Guillaume Apollinaire, Plautus, and Cato the Elder. After him are Samuel Beckett, Günter Grass, Adam Mickiewicz, Yukio Mishima, Carlo Collodi, and Boris Pasternak.

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Among people born in 1325, Hafez ranks 1After him are Inês de Castro, Francesco Landini, Matthew Kantakouzenos, Abraham Cresques, Acamapichtli, Eleanor of Sicily, Uliana of Tver, Rupert II, Elector Palatine, Vladislav I of Wallachia, and Rainier II, Lord of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1389, Hafez ranks 2Before him is Murad I. After him are Pope Urban VI, Miloš Obilić, Dmitry Donskoy, Lazar of Serbia, U of Goryeo, Gülçiçek Hatun, William I, Duke of Bavaria, Chang of Goryeo, Hayam Wuruk, and Albert IV, Duke of Mecklenburg.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Hafez ranks 17 out of 631Before him are Ismail I (1487), Abu Nuwas (762), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), and Hassan-i Sabbah (1050). After him are Ulugh Beg (1394), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Tughril (990), and Al-Tabari (839).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Hafez ranks 3Before him are Ismail I (1487), and Abu Nuwas (762). After him are Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Jami (1414), Doris Lessing (1919), Attar of Nishapur (1145), and Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724).