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Rashid-al-Din Hamadani

1247 - 1318

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Rashīd al-Dīn Ṭabīb (Persian: رشیدالدین طبیب;‎ 1247–1318; also known as Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍlullāh Hamadānī, Persian: رشیدالدین فضل‌الله همدانی) was a statesman, historian and physician in Ilkhanate Iran.Having converted to Islam by the age of 30 in 1277, Rashid al-Din became the powerful vizier of the Ilkhan, Ghazan. Later he was commissioned by Ghazan to write the Jāmiʿ al-Tawārīkh, now considered the most important single source for the history of the Ilkhanate period and the Mongol Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rashid-al-Din Hamadani has received more than 328,642 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Rashid-al-Din Hamadani is the 1,077th most popular politician (up from 1,144th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Iran (up from 51st in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Iranian Politician.

Rashid-al-din hamadani is most famous for writing the "Jami' al-tawarikh" or "Compendium of Chronicles." The "Jami' al-tawarikh" is a universal history of the world from the creation of the world to his own time.

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Among politicians, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani ranks 1,077 out of 15,577Before him are Himiko, Yulia Tymoshenko, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Ariq Böke, Dionysius I of Syracuse, and Alfredo Stroessner. After him are Shaka, Habib Bourguiba, Emperor Kōmei, Nabopolassar, Eric XIV of Sweden, and David Lloyd George.

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Among people born in 1247, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani ranks 1After him are Tekuder, Margaret of Cortona, John II, Count of Holland, Al-Hakim I, Ulaghchi, Yolande II, Countess of Nevers, and Obizzo II d'Este, Marquis of Ferrara. Among people deceased in 1318, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani ranks 1After him are Mikhail of Tver, Margaret of France, Queen of England, Eric Magnusson, Edward Bruce, Thomas I Komnenos Doukas, Henry I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, and Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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Among people born in Iran, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani ranks 47 out of 528Before him are Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Cambyses I (-600), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Astyages (-700), Abolhassan Banisadr (1933), and Yazdegerd III (624). After him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), and Abbas Kiarostami (1940).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani ranks 23Before him are Shapur I (150), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Cambyses I (-600), Astyages (-700), Abolhassan Banisadr (1933), and Yazdegerd III (624). After him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Cyaxares (-700), Ghazan (1271), and Cyrus I (-690).