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Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Farisi al-Istakhri (آبو إسحاق إبراهيم بن محمد الفارسي الإصطخري) (also Estakhri, Persian: استخری‎, i.e. from the Iranian city of Istakhr, b. - d. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Istakhri has received more than 45,309 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Istakhri is the 4,197th most popular politician (up from 4,590th in 2019), the 140th most popular biography from Iran (down from 135th in 2019) and the 80th most popular Iranian Politician.

Istakhri is most famous for his book al-Masalik wa al-Mamalik, which was written in 957 AD. It is a geography book that has a lot of information about the world and the countries it contains.

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Among politicians, Istakhri ranks 4,197 out of 15,710Before him are Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Adad-nirari I, Emperor Shun of Han, Magnus IV of Norway, Emperor Ankō, and Ernst vom Rath. After him are Piali Pasha, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, Armah, Lyudmila Putina, Soghomon Tehlirian, and Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld.

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Among people born in 850, Istakhri ranks 13Before him are Berengar I of Italy, Pope Romanus, Pope Stephen V, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Stephen VII, and Linji Yixuan. After him are Emperor Seiwa, Adelaide of Paris, Vladimir of Bulgaria, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Bruno, Duke of Saxony, and Trpimir I of Croatia. Among people deceased in 957, Istakhri ranks 1After him is Liudolf, Duke of Swabia.

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Among people born in Iran, Istakhri ranks 140 out of 463Before him are Teispes (-675), Osroes I (50), Sultan Husayn (1668), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Harpagus (-700), and Al-Karaji (953). After him are Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Abbas Mirza (1789), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Musa al-Sadr (1928), and Orodes II (null).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Istakhri ranks 80Before him are Phraates IV (-90), Suleiman of Persia (1647), Phraates V (-100), Teispes (-675), Osroes I (50), and Sultan Husayn (1668). After him are Abbas Mirza (1789), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Orodes II (null), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Shapour Bakhtiar (1914), and Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942).