1207 - 1273


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mevlânâ/Mawlānā (مولانا, "our master"), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (مولوی, "my master"), and more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rumi has received more than 4,944,381 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Rumi ranks 45 out of 4,883Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Mann. After him are Daniel Defoe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, Aristophanes, Simone de Beauvoir, and Denis Diderot.

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Among people born in 1207, Rumi ranks 1After him are Batu Khan, Elizabeth of Hungary, Henry III of England, Henry II, Duke of Brabant, Ottone Visconti, and Philip I, Count of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1273, Rumi ranks 1After him are Muhammad I of Granada, Baldwin II, Latin Emperor, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany, and Thomas Bérard.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Rumi ranks 2 out of 89Before him are Zoroaster (-2000). After him are Abbas the Great (1571), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Jami (1414), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Abu Dawood (817), Hafizullah Amin (1929), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914).