Sadegh Hedayat

1903 - 1951

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sadegh Hedayat has received more than 262,239 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Sadegh Hedayat is the 1,442nd most popular writer (down from 1,318th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Iran (down from 138th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Iranian Writer.

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Among writers, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 1,442 out of 5,794Before him are Yevgenia Ginzburg, Martin Gardner, Li Qingzhao, Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, and Madame d'Aulnoy. After him are Gampopa, B. K. S. Iyengar, Margherita Sarfatti, Bruno Schulz, Fran Krsto Frankopan, and Stig Dagerman.

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Among people born in 1903, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 77Before him are George Davis Snell, Maria Reiche, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Evelyn Waugh, Vladimir Bartol, and Walker Evans. After him are Henry Corbin, Alice Herz-Sommer, Silvina Ocampo, Benjamin Spock, Johannes Heesters, and Lou Gehrig. Among people deceased in 1951, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 35Before him are Princess Milica of Montenegro, Robert J. Flaherty, Charles G. Dawes, Soh Jaipil, Andrei Platonov, and Erich Naumann. After him are Élie Cartan, Agrippina Vaganova, Willem Mengelberg, Empress Teimei, Fritz Thyssen, and Nikolai Medtner.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 151 out of 463Before him are Musa al-Sadr (1928), Orodes II (null), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Al-Juwayni (1028), Shapour Bakhtiar (1914), and Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942). After him are Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Jahan Shah (1397), Arsames (-550), Ibn al-Rawandi (827), Vologases VI (200), and Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Sadegh Hedayat ranks 15Before him are Shams Tabrizi (1185), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Ali Shariati (1933), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), and Forough Farrokhzad (1935). After him are Táhirih (1817), Baba Tahir (947), Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906), Daqiqi (1000), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), and Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125).