Saadi Shirazi

1210 - 1291

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Saadi Shīrāzī (Persian: ابومحمّد مصلح‌الدین بن عبدالله شیرازی), better known by his pen name Saadi (; Persian: سعدی, romanized: Saʿdī, IPA: [sæʔˈdiː]), also known as Sadi of Shiraz (سعدی شیرازی, Saʿdī Shīrāzī; born 1210; died 1291 or 1292), was a major 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 857,891 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Saadi Shirazi is the 195th most popular writer (down from 188th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 21st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Iranian Writer.

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

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Among writers, Saadi Shirazi ranks 195 out of 5,794Before him are Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, Lucian, Sigrid Undset, and Mario Vargas Llosa. After him are Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, Dr. Seuss, Lu Xun, and Stanisław Lem.

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Among people born in 1210, Saadi Shirazi ranks 1After him are Pope Honorius IV, Pope Gregory X, Afonso III of Portugal, Birger Jarl, Treniota, Chaka of Bulgaria, Guan Hanqing, Floris IV, Count of Holland, Toros Roslin, Muqi, and Giacomo da Lentini. Among people deceased in 1291, Saadi Shirazi ranks 1After him are Rudolf I of Germany, Arghun, Alfonso III of Aragon, Eleanor of Provence, Guillaume de Beaujeu, Solamish, and Talabuga.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Saadi Shirazi ranks 22 out of 463Before him are Ulugh Beg (1394), Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Ferdowsi (940), Abu Nuwas (762), and Mansur Al-Hallaj (858). After him are Khosrow I (501), Doris Lessing (1919), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Al-Tabari (839), and Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Saadi Shirazi ranks 6Before him are Ismail I (1487), Hafez (1325), Ferdowsi (940), Abu Nuwas (762), and Mansur Al-Hallaj (858). After him are Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Ali Shariati (1933), and Magtymguly Pyragy (1733).