Ibn al-Rawandi

827 - 911

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Abu al-Hasan Ahmad ibn Yahya ibn Ishaq al-Rawandi (Arabic: أبو الحسن أحمد بن يحيى بن إسحاق الراوندي‎), commonly known as Ibn al-Rawandi (Arabic: ابن الراوندي‎;‎ 827–911 CE), was an early Persian scholar and theologian. In his early days, he was a Mu'tazilite scholar, but then rejected the Mu'tazilite doctrine. Afterwards, he became a Shia scholar; there is some debate about whether he stayed a Shia until his death or became a skeptic, though most sources confirm his eventual rejection of all religion and becoming an atheist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ibn al-Rawandi has received more than 173,336 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ibn al-Rawandi is the 534th most popular philosopher (up from 854th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Iran and the 10th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Ibn al-Rawandi ranks 534 out of 1,089Before him are Martha Nussbaum, Cristoforo Landino, Vilém Flusser, John Austin, Henry Corbin, and Luis de Molina. After him are Gorakhnath, Louis Couturat, Diogenes of Oenoanda, Hegesias of Cyrene, Saul Kripke, and Diogenes of Babylon.

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Among people born in 827, Ibn al-Rawandi ranks 1After him is Emperor Montoku. Among people deceased in 911, Ibn al-Rawandi ranks 3Before him are Pope Sergius III and Louis the Child. After him are Wifred II, Count of Barcelona, Pietro Tribuno, and Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians.

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Among people born in Iran, Ibn al-Rawandi ranks 155 out of 463Before him are Shapour Bakhtiar (1914), Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Jahan Shah (1397), and Arsames (-550). After him are Vologases VI (200), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani (897), Mithridates II of Parthia (-150), 'Adud al-Dawla (936), and Al-Shahrastani (1086).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Ibn al-Rawandi ranks 10Before him are Mazdak (450), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Miskawayh (932), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), and Mulla Sadra (1571). After him are Al-Shahrastani (1086), Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), Al-Baydawi (1201), Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145), Hossein Nasr (1933), and Abdolkarim Soroush (1945).