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Nima Yooshij

1897 - 1960

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Nimā Yushij (Persian: نیما یوشیج; 12 November 1895 – 6 January 1960), also called Nimā (نیما), born Ali Esfandiāri (علی اسفندیاری), was an Iranian poet. He is famous for his style of poetry which he popularized, called she'r-e now (شعر نو, lit. "new poetry"), also known as She'r-e Nimaa'i (شعر نیمایی, lit "Nima poetry") in his honour after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nima Yooshij has received more than 129,999 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Nima Yooshij is the 2,187th most popular writer (up from 2,756th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Iran (up from 229th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Iranian Writer.

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  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.58

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  • 4.55

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Among writers, Nima Yooshij ranks 2,187 out of 5,755Before him are Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Movses Kaghankatvatsi, S. Ansky, Álvaro Mutis, Irvine Welsh, and John Edward Williams. After him are Cassius Longinus, Cleitarchus, Annie M. G. Schmidt, Mak Dizdar, Magnus Felix Ennodius, and Yasmina Reza.

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Among people born in 1897, Nima Yooshij ranks 113Before him are Eric Knight, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Vaso Čubrilović, Fazlollah Zahedi, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, and Edmund Heines. After him are Jesse Douglas, Valentin Kataev, Bulbul, J. P. Guilford, Peter Högl, and Wilfred Bion. Among people deceased in 1960, Nima Yooshij ranks 67Before him are Feroze Gandhi, Hans Wilsdorf, Bruno Loerzer, August Kopff, Józef Haller, and Véra Clouzot. After him are Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Hans Albers, Mitrofan Nedelin, Alan Stacey, Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan, and Princess Xenia of Montenegro.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Nima Yooshij ranks 210 out of 528Before him are Lotf Ali Khan (1769), Azarmidokht (null), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), Hossein Nasr (1933), and Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906). After him are Jafar Panahi (1960), Ibn Khuzayma (838), Gotarzes I (-200), Amir Kabir (1807), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), and Ahmad Shamlou (1925).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Nima Yooshij ranks 24Before him are Táhirih (1817), Baba Tahir (947), Daqiqi (1000), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), and Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906). After him are Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Parvin E'tesami (1907), Abolqasem Lahouti (1887), Cassandra Clare (1973), and Asadi Tusi (999).