Jabir ibn Hayyan

721 - 815

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Abū Mūsā Jābir ibn Ḥayyān (Arabic: أبو موسى جابر بن حيّان, variously called al-Ṣūfī, al-Azdī, al-Kūfī, or al-Ṭūsī), died c. 806−816, is the purported author of an enormous number and variety of works in Arabic, often called the Jabirian corpus. The works that survive today mainly deal with alchemy and chemistry, magic, and Shi'ite religious philosophy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jabir ibn Hayyan has received more than 848,657 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Jabir ibn Hayyan is the 7th most popular chemist (up from 8th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Iran (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Chemist.

Jabir ibn Hayyan is most famous for his contributions to the field of chemistry. He is credited with inventing a number of substances including sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and aqua regia.

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Among chemists, Jabir ibn Hayyan ranks 7 out of 510Before him are Louis Pasteur, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, and Robert Boyle. After him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, Fritz Haber, and Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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Among people born in 721, Jabir ibn Hayyan ranks 1After him is Isma'il ibn Ja'far. Among people deceased in 815, Jabir ibn Hayyan ranks 1After him is Mashallah ibn Athari.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Jabir ibn Hayyan ranks 12 out of 463Before him are Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), and Ismail I (1487). After him are Hafez (1325), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Ulugh Beg (1394), Ali Khamenei (1939), and Cambyses II (-550).

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Among CHEMISTS In Iran

Among chemists born in Iran, Jabir ibn Hayyan ranks 1