860 - 941

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Rudaki (also spelled Rodaki; Persian: رودکی; 880 – 940/41) was a Persian poet, singer and musician, who served as a court poet under the Samanids. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudaki has received more than 182,842 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Rudaki is the 511th most popular writer (up from 629th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Tajikistan and the most popular Writer.

Rudaki is most famous for being the first poet to use the Persian language as a literary language.

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  • 180k

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  • 66.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Rudaki ranks 511 out of 5,755Before him are Allen Ginsberg, Saul Bellow, Héloïse, Marina Tsvetaeva, George R. R. Martin, and J. M. Barrie. After him are Attar of Nishapur, Henri Barbusse, Sei Shōnagon, Natsume Sōseki, Harper Lee, and Fausto Cercignani.

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Among people born in 860, Rudaki ranks 5Before him are Pope John X, Robert I of France, Pope Benedict IV, and Pope Sergius III. After him are Ludmila of Bohemia, Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum, Arethas of Caesarea, and Acfred, Duke of Aquitaine. Among people deceased in 941, Rudaki ranks 2Before him is Muhammad al-Mahdi. After him are Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni, Jayavarman IV, and Olaf Guthfrithson.

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In Tajikistan

Among people born in Tajikistan, Rudaki ranks 2 out of 27Before him are Roxana (-347). After him are Emomali Rahmon (1952), Spitamenes (-400), Nasir Khusraw (1004), Rahmon Nabiyev (1930), Khaydhar ibn Kawus al-Afshin (800), Oqil Oqilov (1944), Abu-Mahmud Khojandi (940), Nellie Kim (1957), Vladimir Voinovich (1932), and Kokhir Rasulzoda (1959).

Among WRITERS In Tajikistan

Among writers born in Tajikistan, Rudaki ranks 1After him are Vladimir Voinovich (1932) and Gulnazar Keldi (1945).