Magtymguly Pyragy

1733 - 1807

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Magtymguly Pyragy (Persian: مخدومقلی فراغی Makhdumqoli Farāghi; Turkmen: Magtymguly Pyragy; Turkmen pronunciation: [mɑɡtɯmɡʊlɯ pɯɾɑɡɯ]; Turkish: Mahtumkulu Firaki; c. 1724-1733 – c. 1807), born Magtymguly, was a Turkmen spiritual leader, philosophical poet, Sufi and traveller who is considered to be the most famous figure in Turkmen literary history.Many Turkmens regard Magtymguly's poems as pinnacle of Turkmen literature; they are often found in the homes of Turkmen-speaking people, who learn his poems by heart and use them as proverbs and sayings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magtymguly Pyragy has received more than 124,416 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Magtymguly Pyragy is the 1,079th most popular writer (down from 980th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from Iran (down from 110th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Iranian Writer.

Magtymguly Pyragy was most famous for being the first Kazakh poet to write in the Kazakh language. His poetry is often about the Kazakh steppe and the Kazakh people.

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Among writers, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 1,079 out of 5,794Before him are Stanisław Jerzy Lec, Thomas Mayne Reid, Ken Kesey, Dobrica Ćosić, Raymond Radiguet, and Gottfried Keller. After him are Elizabeth Gaskell, Andreas Gryphius, Ernst Toller, Nathalie Sarraute, John Grisham, and Donna Leon.

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Among people born in 1733, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 4Before him are Joseph Priestley, Victoire of France, and Christoph Martin Wieland. After him are Carsten Niebuhr, Jean-Charles de Borda, Hubert Robert, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Siraj ud-Daulah, Daniel Solander, Philip Carteret, and Gottfried van Swieten. Among people deceased in 1807, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 6Before him are Jeanne Baret, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Angelica Kauffman, Pasquale Paoli, and Jérôme Lalande. After him are George Atwood, Henry Benedict Stuart, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John Newton, Osman Pazvantoğlu, and Nikolai Rezanov.

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Among people born in Iran, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 126 out of 463Before him are Arsaces I of Parthia (-280), Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Abbas III (1732), Phraates IV (-90), and Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252). After him are Suleiman of Persia (1647), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Al-Bayhaqi (994), Phraates V (-100), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), and Mehran Karimi Nasseri (1942).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 12Before him are Saadi Shirazi (1210), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Attar of Nishapur (1145), and Ali Shariati (1933). After him are Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), Táhirih (1817), Baba Tahir (947), and Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906).