WRITER

Saadi Shirazi

1210 - 1291

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Saadi Shīrāzī, better known by his pen name Saadi (; Persian: سعدی, romanized: , IPA: [sæʔˈdiː]), also known as Sadi of Shiraz (سعدی شیرازی, Saʿdī Shīrāzī; born 1210; died 1291 or 1292), was a Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition, earning him the nickname "The Master of Speech" or "The Wordsmith" (استاد سخن ostâd-e soxan) or simply "Master" (استاد ostâd) among Persian scholars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saadi Shirazi has received more than 1,122,140 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Saadi Shirazi is the 244th most popular writer (up from 298th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Iran (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Writer.

Saadi Shirazi is most famous for his work in the fields of poetry, literature, and philosophy.

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Notable Works

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Hundertundeine Geschichte aus dem Rosengarten. Ein Brevier orientalischer Lebenskunst.
Der Rosengarten.
Le Jardin de roses
El Jardin de las Rosas
The Rose Garden (Gulistan) of Saadi
The Rose Garden (Gulistan) of Saadi
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Boostan e Saadi
Boostan e Saadi
Rosengarten
Muntakhib Urdu Gulistan
Muntakhib Urdu Gulistan
The orchard
Persian Sufi poetry, Islam, Other prose: classical, early & medieval
Rosengarten
The orchard
Persian Sufi poetry, Islam, Other prose: classical, early & medieval
The Rose Garden (Gulistan) of Saadi
Golestan

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Saadi Shirazi ranks 244 out of 7,302Before him are Isabel Allende, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, Fuzûlî, Robert Musil, and John Milton. After him are Halldór Laxness, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Paula Hitler, Germaine de Staël, Valmiki, and Pedro Calderón de la Barca.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1210, Saadi Shirazi ranks 3Before him are Pope Gregory X, and Pope Honorius IV. After him are Afonso III of Portugal, Birger Jarl, Treniota, Floris IV, Count of Holland, Barnim I, Duke of Pomerania, Chaka of Bulgaria, Toros Roslin, Muqi, and Guan Hanqing. Among people deceased in 1291, Saadi Shirazi ranks 1After him are Rudolf I of Germany, Arghun, Eleanor of Provence, Alfonso III of Aragon, Solamish, Guillaume de Beaujeu, Talabuga, Herman VII, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and Joan, Countess of Blois.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Saadi Shirazi ranks 39 out of 631Before him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Darius II (-475), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), and Antiochus III the Great (-241). After him are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Qasem Soleimani (1957), Jami (1414), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Shapur I (150), and Ardashir I (180).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Saadi Shirazi ranks 8Before him are Abu Nuwas (762), Hafez (1325), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201). After him are Jami (1414), Doris Lessing (1919), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), and Ali Shariati (1933).