Salman the Persian

568 - 657

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Salman the Persian or Salman al-Farsi (Arabic: سَلْمَان ٱلْفَارِسِيّ‎, Salmān al-Fārisīy), born Roozbeh (Persian: روزبه‎, "good day"), was a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the first Persian who converted to Islam. During some of his later meetings with the other Sahabah, he was referred to by the kunya Abu Abdullah ("Father of Abdullah"). He is credited with the suggestion of digging a trench around Medina, a Sasanian military technique, when it was attacked by Mecca in the Battle of the Trench. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Salman the Persian has received more than 617,086 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Salman the Persian is the 41st most popular companion (up from 47th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Iran (down from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Companion.

Salman the Persian is most famous for being the founder of the Persian Empire.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among companions, Salman the Persian ranks 41 out of 687. Before him are Elisabeth of Valois, Madame du Barry, Marie Leszczyńska, Eugénie de Montijo, Caroline of Ansbach, and Zita of Bourbon-Parma. After him are Isabella of France, Maria Carolina of Austria, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne Hathaway, Magda Goebbels, and Queen Sonja of Norway.

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Among people born in 568, Salman the Persian ranks 1 Among people deceased in 657, Salman the Persian ranks 1After him are Uwais al-Qarani, Pope Eugene I, Clovis II, Ammar ibn Yasir, and Grimoald the Elder.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Salman the Persian ranks 30 out of 463. Before him are Doris Lessing (1919), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Al-Tabari (839), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), and Reza Shah (1878). After him are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Malik-Shah I (1055), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), and Antiochus III the Great (-241).

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Among companions born in Iran, Salman the Persian ranks 1After him are Tughril (990), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), Shahnaz Pahlavi (1940), and Leila Pahlavi (1970).