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Magtymguly Pyragy

1733 - 1807

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Magtymguly Pyragy (Persian: مخدومقلی فراغی Makhdumqoli Farāghi; Turkmen: Magtymguly Pyragy; Turkmen pronunciation: [mɑɣtɯmɢʊlɯ pɯɾɑːɣɯ]; Turkish: Mahtumkulu Firaki; c. 1724 – 1782), 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.Magtymguly is the greatest representative of Turkmen literature, credited with the creation of Turkmen written literature, and whose literary form became a powerful symbol of the historical and the incipient national consciousness of the Turkmen people. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magtymguly Pyragy has received more than 138,037 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Magtymguly Pyragy is the 847th most popular writer (up from 1,079th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Iran (up from 126th 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 847 out of 5,755Before him are Theodore Beza, Odysseas Elytis, Antonio Tabucchi, Annie Ernaux, L. Frank Baum, and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. After him are Valerius Maximus, Cao Xueqin, Ibycus, Rubén Darío, Eleanor Marx, and Antoine Galland.

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Among people born in 1733, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 2Before him is Joseph Priestley. After him are Christoph Martin Wieland, Victoire of France, Carsten Niebuhr, Hubert Robert, Jean-Charles de Borda, Siraj ud-Daulah, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, Gottfried van Swieten, Daniel Solander, and Richard Kirwan. Among people deceased in 1807, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 5Before him are Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Angelica Kauffman, Pasquale Paoli, and Jérôme Lalande. After him are Jeanne Baret, Henry Benedict Stuart, George Atwood, John Newton, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Osman Pazvantoğlu, and Jacob Philipp Hackert.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 110 out of 528Before him are Bahram Chobin (600), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Tahmasp II (1704), Yazdegerd II (500), and Bardiya (-580). After him are Abbas III (1732), Datis (-600), Ali Shariati (1933), Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Qazi Muhammad (1893), and Arses of Persia (-360).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Magtymguly Pyragy ranks 12Before him are Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Jami (1414), and Attar of Nishapur (1145). After him are Ali Shariati (1933), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), and Táhirih (1817).