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Sadegh Hedayat

1903 - 1951

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Sadegh Hedayat (Persian: صادق هدایت Persian pronunciation: [ˈsɑːdɛq ɛ hɛdɑːˈjæt] listen ; 17 February 1903 – 9 April 1951) was an Iranian writer and translator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sadegh Hedayat has received more than 321,959 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Sadegh Hedayat is the 1,407th most popular writer (up from 1,442nd in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Iran (down from 151st in 2019) and the 17th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 1,407 out of 5,755Before him are Philippe Soupault, Martin Gardner, Colin Dexter, Matthew Lewis, Gavrila Derzhavin, and Ivan Kotliarevsky. After him are Ida Tarbell, Ausiàs March, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Josef Čapek, Robert Faurisson, and Anna Leonowens.

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Among people born in 1903, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 79Before him are Werner Ostendorff, Vladimir Bartol, Lou Gehrig, Johannes Heesters, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and Benjamin Spock. After him are Joan Robinson, Evelyn Waugh, Werner Best, Charles W. Morris, Prince Nicholas of Romania, and Walker Evans. Among people deceased in 1951, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 37Before him are Empress Teimei, Andrei Platonov, Willem Mengelberg, Élie Cartan, Émile Chartier, and Fritz Thyssen. After him are Soh Jaipil, Erich Naumann, Kijūrō Shidehara, Nikolai Medtner, Katarzyna Kobro, and Agrippina Vaganova.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 159 out of 528Before him are Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Orodes II (null), Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Ali Daei (1969), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), and Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922). After him are Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Arsames (-550), Al-Shahrastani (1086), and Al-Baydawi (1201).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 17Before him are Attar of Nishapur (1145), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), and Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543). After him are Táhirih (1817), Baba Tahir (947), Daqiqi (1000), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), and Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906).