Nizami Ganjavi

1141 - 1209

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Nizami Ganjavi (Persian: نظامی گنجوی, romanized: Niẓāmī Ganjavī, lit. 'Niẓāmī of Ganja') (c. 1141–1209), Nizami Ganje'i, Nizami, or Nezāmi, whose formal name was Jamal ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī, was a 12th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet. Nezāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nizami Ganjavi has received more than 553,561 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Nizami Ganjavi is the 190th most popular writer (down from 181st in 2019), the most popular biography from Azerbaijan and the most popular Azerbaijani Writer.

Nizami Ganjavi is most famous for his epic poem, the "Khamsa," which is a collection of five long poems.

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  • 79.50

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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Nizami Ganjavi ranks 190 out of 5,794Before him are Khalil Gibran, Georges Simenon, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Tristan Tzara, Lucian, Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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Among people born in 1141, Nizami Ganjavi ranks 1After him are Gerard de Ridefort, Malcolm IV of Scotland, Eisai, and Floris III, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1209, Nizami Ganjavi ranks 1After him are Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Phillipe de Plessis, Raymond Roger Trencavel, Alfonso II, Count of Provence, and William of Champlitte.

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In Azerbaijan

Among people born in Azerbaijan, Nizami Ganjavi ranks 1 out of 159After him are Richard Sorge (1895), Heydar Aliyev (1923), Lev Landau (1908), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927), Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Garry Kasparov (1963), Arghun (1250), Ilham Aliyev (1961), Nadezhda Alliluyeva (1901), and Ivan Bagramyan (1897).

Among WRITERS In Azerbaijan

Among writers born in Azerbaijan, Nizami Ganjavi ranks 1After him are Imadaddin Nasimi (1369), Zecharia Sitchin (1920), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (1812), Khaqani (1126), Mahsati (1089), Samad Vurgun (1906), Mirza Shafi Vazeh (1794), Jalil Mammadguluzadeh (1869), Banine (1905), Mirza Khazar (1947), and Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (1794).