Hossein Nasr

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr (; Persian: سید حسین نصر, born April 7, 1933) is an Iranian philosopher, theologian and Islamic scholar. He is University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University. Born in Tehran, Nasr completed his education in Iran and the United States, earning a bachelor's degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's in geology and geophysics, and a doctorate in the history of science from Harvard University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hossein Nasr has received more than 339,253 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Hossein Nasr is the 672nd most popular philosopher (up from 723rd in 2019), the 213th most popular biography from Iran (down from 208th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

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Over the past year Hossein Nasr has had the most page views in the with 81,149 views, followed by English (13,456), and Turkish (10,110). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovenian (129.49%), Russian (95.08%), and Turkish (52.97%)


Among philosophers, Hossein Nasr ranks 672 out of 1,267Before him are Alfred Schmidt, Jaakko Hintikka, Guarino da Verona, Jean Wahl, Yang Xiong, and Pierre Hadot. After him are Cheng Yi, Julius Pollux, Lucien Goldmann, Jean-Marie Guyau, Wang Bi, and Amalric of Bena.

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Among people born in 1933, Hossein Nasr ranks 126Before him are Viktor Patsayev, Marcos Alonso, Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria, Américo Lopes, Peter Mansfield, and Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov. After him are Yasukazu Tanaka, György Konrád, Emanuel Ungaro, Ko Un, Joachim Kroll, and Lubomyr Husar.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Hossein Nasr ranks 213 out of 631Before him are Shutruk-Nakhunte (-1300), Reza Abbasi (1565), Lotf Ali Khan (1769), Safi al-Din al-Urmawi (1216), Mandane of Media (-584), and Azarmidokht (null). After him are 'Ali ibn al-'Abbas al-Majusi (930), Sati Beg (1300), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Fazlollah Zahedi (1897), Gotarzes I (-200), and Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Hossein Nasr ranks 15Before him are Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Mulla Sadra (1571), Al-Baydawi (1201), Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), Al-Taftazani (1322), and Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145). After him are Abdolkarim Soroush (1945), Dariush Shayegan (1935), and Taraneh Javanbakht (1974).