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Hossein Nasr

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr (; Persian: سید حسین نصر, born April 7, 1933) is an Iranian philosopher and 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. He returned to his homeland in 1958, turning down teaching positions at MIT and Harvard, and was appointed a professor of philosophy and Islamic sciences at Tehran University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hossein Nasr has received more than 321,047 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Hossein Nasr is the 733rd most popular philosopher (up from 758th in 2019), the 208th most popular biography from Iran (down from 205th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hossein Nasr ranks 733 out of 1,081Before him are Alexander Zinoviev, Li Zhi, Jean Vanier, Wonhyo, Leontion, and Mario Bunge. After him are Anton Wilhelm Amo, Helen Parkhurst, Ludwig Klages, Nikolai Amosov, Julien Benda, and Eduard Zeller.

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Among people born in 1933, Hossein Nasr ranks 148Before him are Julie Newmar, Michel Hidalgo, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Marcos Alonso, Miloš Milutinović, and Viktor Patsayev. After him are Sam Jones, Emanuel Ungaro, Doyle Brunson, Andrei Voznesensky, Diane Cilento, and Edward Bunker.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Hossein Nasr ranks 208 out of 528Before him are Mandane of Media (-584), Fazlollah Zahedi (1897), Lotf Ali Khan (1769), Azarmidokht (null), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), and Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125). After him are Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), Nima Yooshij (1897), Jafar Panahi (1960), Ibn Khuzayma (838), Gotarzes I (-200), and Amir Kabir (1807).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Hossein Nasr ranks 15Before him are Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Al-Shahrastani (1086), Al-Baydawi (1201), Al-Taftazani (1322), Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), and Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145). After him are Abdolkarim Soroush (1945), Dariush Shayegan (1935), and Taraneh Javanbakht (1974).