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Piruz Nahavandi

700 - 644

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Abū Luʾluʾa Fīrūz (Arabic: أبو لؤلؤة فيروز; from Middle Persian: Pērōz) was a Sassanid Persian slave known for having assassinated Umar ibn al-Khattab (r. 634–644), the second Islamic caliph, in November 644. After having been captured in battle during the Arab-Muslim conquest of Persia, Abu Lu'lu'a was brought to Medina, the then-capital of the Rashidun Caliphate, which was normally off-limits to non-Arab captives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Piruz Nahavandi has received more than 400,176 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Piruz Nahavandi is the 655th most popular religious figure (up from 684th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Iran (up from 96th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Iranian Religious Figure.

Piruz Nahavandi is most famous for being the founder of the Safavid Dynasty.

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Among religious figures, Piruz Nahavandi ranks 655 out of 2,238Before him are Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah, Nachman of Breslov, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Philemon, Hillel the Elder, and Olaus Magnus. After him are Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, Zephaniah, Theodora, Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, and Eulalia of Mérida.

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Among people born in 700, Piruz Nahavandi ranks 8Before him are Pope Paul I, Pope Gregory III, Pope-elect Stephen, Anastasios II, Philippikos Bardanes, and Dihya. After him are Theodosius III, Wahshi ibn Harb, Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Tiberius III, Abdullah ibn Saba', and Paolo Lucio Anafesto. Among people deceased in 644, Piruz Nahavandi ranks 2Before him is Umar. After him is Paulinus of York.

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Among people born in Iran, Piruz Nahavandi ranks 88 out of 528Before him are Psamtik III (-590), Ibn Khordadbeh (820), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Ali al-Sistani (1930), Mohammad Khatami (1943), and Miskawayh (932). After him are Bahram V (406), Atossa (-550), Mordecai (null), Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan (1305), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831).

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Among religious figures born in Iran, Piruz Nahavandi ranks 10Before him are Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Báb (1819), and Ibn Majah (824). After him are Mordecai (null), Sasan (200), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252), Al-Juwayni (1028), and Anastasius of Persia (550).