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Hakim Abul-Majd Majdūd ibn Ādam Sanā'ī Ghaznavi (Persian: حکیم ابوالمجد مجدود ‌بن آدم سنایی غزنوی‎), more commonly known as Sanai, was a Persian poet from Ghazni who lived his life in the Ghaznavid Empire at the time of its golden age, in medieval Khorasan, which is now located in Afghanistan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sanai has received more than 180,641 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Sanai is the 1,769th most popular writer (up from 1,801st in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Afghanistan and the 5th most popular Afghan Writer.

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  • 180k

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  • 66.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Sanai ranks 1,769 out of 5,794Before him are A. B. Yehoshua, Michael Jackson, Benjamin Péret, Luis de León, Wilhelm Raabe, and Jorge Manrique. After him are Jules de Goncourt, Georg Heym, Langston Hughes, Henri de Régnier, Ichiyō Higuchi, and Xu Shen.

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Among people born in 1080, Sanai ranks 8Before him are Avempace, Suger, Norbert of Xanten, Isidore the Laborer, Theresa, Countess of Portugal, and Matilda of Scotland. After him are Raymond du Puy, Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan, William of Conches, and Margaret Fredkulla. Among people deceased in 1131, Sanai ranks 7Before him are Omar Khayyam, Baldwin II of Jerusalem, Stephen II of Hungary, Canute Lavard, Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Joscelin I, Count of Edessa. After him are Philip of France and Mahmud II.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Sanai ranks 42 out of 108Before him are Diodotus I (-285), Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), Tahir ibn Husayn (776), and Dost Mohammad Khan (1793). After him are Bairam Khan (1501), Abu Zayd al-Balkhi (850), Abu Sa'id Mirza (1424), Abu Sa'id Gardezi (1100), Abdullah Abdullah (1960), and Muhammad Shah (1702).

Among WRITERS In Afghanistan

Among writers born in Afghanistan, Sanai ranks 5Before him are Rumi (1207), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Jami (1414), and Khaled Hosseini (1965). After him are Anvari (1126), Unsuri (980), Gulbadan Begum (1523), Atiq Rahimi (1962), Niloofar Rahmani (1992), and Fatima Bhutto (1982).