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Ismail I

1487 - 1524

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Ismail I (Persian: اسماعیل, romanized: Esmāʿīl, pronounced [esmɒːʔiːl]; July 17, 1487 – May 23, 1524), also known as Shah Ismail (شاه اسماعیل), was the founder of the Safavid dynasty of Iran, ruling as its King of Kings (Shahanshah) from 1501 to 1524. His reign is often considered the beginning of modern Iranian history, as well as one of the gunpowder empires.The rule of Ismail I is one of the most vital in the history of Iran. Before his accession in 1501, Iran, since its conquest by the Arabs eight-and-a-half centuries earlier, had not existed as a unified country under native Iranian rule, but had been controlled by a series of Arab caliphs, Turkic sultans, and Mongol khans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ismail I has received more than 1,080,319 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia. Ismail I is the 97th most popular writer (up from 117th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Iran and the most popular Iranian Writer.

Ibn Ismail is most famous for his work on the "Treatise on the Astrolabe" and the "Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology". The "Treatise on the Astrolabe" is a mathematical text that explains how to use an astrolabe, a type of ancient astronomical instrument. The "Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology" is a text that explains how to use an astrolabe to predict future events.

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Among writers, Ismail I ranks 97 out of 5,755Before him are Lewis Carroll, Jean de La Fontaine, Knut Hamsun, George Bernard Shaw, George Sand, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are José Saramago, Theodor Herzl, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, André Gide, Charles Bukowski, and Erich Maria Remarque.

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Among people born in 1487, Ismail I ranks 1After him are Pope Julius III, John Zápolya, Pedro de Mendoza, Bernard van Orley, Petru Rareș, William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Michael Stifel, Anna of Brandenburg, Charles de Lannoy, 1st Prince of Sulmona, Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg, and Petar Hektorović. Among people deceased in 1524, Ismail I ranks 2Before him is Vasco da Gama. After him are Claude of France, Giulia Farnese, Joachim Patinir, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Salaì, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Marko Marulić, Andrea Solari, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, and Hans Holbein the Elder.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Ismail I ranks 11 out of 528Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Harun al-Rashid (766), and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865). After him are Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Ulugh Beg (1394).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Ismail I ranks 1After him are Hafez (1325), Abu Nuwas (762), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Jami (1414), Attar of Nishapur (1145), and Magtymguly Pyragy (1733).