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850 - 957

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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 68,688 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Istakhri is the 3,415th most popular politician (up from 4,191st in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Iran (up from 140th in 2019) and the 69th 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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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.34

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  • 1.71

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Among politicians, Istakhri ranks 3,415 out of 15,577Before him are Kaykhusraw I, Emperor Keikō, Hiram I, Deioces, Walter Hallstein, and Empress Kōgyoku. After him are Jeong Dojeon, Tiberius Gemellus, Piye, Harald III of Denmark, Sigfrid Edström, and Marie of Prussia.

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Among people born in 850, Istakhri ranks 12Before him are Berengar I of Italy, Ingólfr Arnarson, Pope Stephen VII, Pope Stephen VI, Pope Romanus, and Pope Stephen V. After him are Linji Yixuan, Abu Zayd al-Balkhi, Emperor Seiwa, Vladimir of Bulgaria, Bruno, Duke of Saxony, and Branimir 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 122 out of 528Before him are Arses of Persia (-360), Mulla Sadra (1571), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), and Mehran Karimi Nasseri (1942). After him are Sasan (200), Suleiman of Persia (1647), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815), Karim Khan Zand (1705), and Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Istakhri ranks 69Before him are Bardiya (-580), Abbas III (1732), Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), and Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100). After him are Suleiman of Persia (1647), Karim Khan Zand (1705), Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853), Ebrahim Raisi (1960), Sultan Husayn (1668), and Arsaces I of Parthia (-280).