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Mazdak (Persian: مزدک, Middle Persian: 𐭬𐭦𐭣𐭪, also Mazdak the Younger; died c. 524 or 528) was a Zoroastrian mobad (priest), Iranian reformer, prophet and religious reformer who gained influence during the reign of the Sasanian emperor Kavadh I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mazdak has received more than 541,030 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 37 in 2019). Mazdak is the 329th most popular philosopher (down from 280th in 2019), the 101st most popular biography from Iran (down from 79th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

Mazdak is most famous for his belief that all people should share equally in the wealth of the earth.

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Among philosophers, Mazdak ranks 329 out of 1,081Before him are Jean-Luc Nancy, Gemistus Pletho, Alexandre Koyré, David Strauss, Moritz Schlick, and Henri Lefebvre. After him are Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, Otto Neurath, Peter Singer, and Bruno Latour.

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Among people born in 450, Mazdak ranks 5Before him are Justin I, Pope Hormisdas, Pope Anastasius II, and Huneric. After him are Gunthamund, Ildibad, Thrasamund, Eraric, Emperor Kenzō, Emperor Keitai, and Gesalec. Among people deceased in 529, Mazdak ranks 1After him is Theodosius the Cenobiarch.

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Among people born in Iran, Mazdak ranks 101 out of 528Before him are Yazdegerd I (400), Qasem Soleimani (1957), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), and Al-Hadi (764). After him are Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898), Shahnaz Pahlavi (1940), Bahram Chobin (600), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), and Tahmasp II (1704).

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Among philosophers born in Iran, Mazdak ranks 7Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Al-Tabari (839), Bayazid Bastami (804), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Miskawayh (932), and Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155). After him are Mulla Sadra (1571), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Al-Shahrastani (1086), Al-Baydawi (1201), Al-Taftazani (1322), and Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892).