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Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi

1155 - 1191

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"Shihāb ad-Dīn" Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardī (Persian: شهاب‌الدین سهروردی, also known as Sohrevardi) (1154–1191) was a Persian philosopher and founder of the Iranian school of Illuminationism, an important school in Islamic philosophy. The "light" in his "Philosophy of Illumination" is the source of knowledge. He is referred to by the honorific title Shaikh al-ʿIshraq "Master of Illumination" and Shaikh al-Maqtul "the Murdered Master", in reference to his execution for heresy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi has received more than 257,951 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi is the 343rd most popular philosopher (down from 303rd in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Iran (down from 93rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Philosopher.

Shahab al-din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi is most famous for his philosophical work, The Philosophy of Illumination.

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Among PHILOSOPHERS

Among philosophers, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 343 out of 1,267Before him are Lev Shestov, Anne Sullivan, David Strauss, Guan Zhong, Aenesidemus, and Francisco de Vitoria. After him are Uriel da Costa, Richard Rorty, Hipparchia of Maroneia, Gaius Musonius Rufus, Günther Anders, and Maurice Halbwachs.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1155, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 7Before him are Isaac II Angelos, Alfonso VIII of Castile, Niketas Choniates, Benkei, Henry the Young King, and Ottokar I of Bohemia. After him are Kilij Arslan II, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Peter II of Courtenay, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera, and Kamo no Chōmei. Among people deceased in 1191, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement III. After him are Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia, Philip I, Count of Flanders, Theobald V, Count of Blois, William V, Marquess of Montferrat, Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia, and Welf VI.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 111 out of 631Before him are Orodes II (-70), Safi of Persia (1611), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), and Qazi Muhammad (1893). After him are Yazdegerd II (500), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), and Bardiya (-580).

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Among PHILOSOPHERS In Iran

Among philosophers born in Iran, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 8Before him are Al-Tabari (839), Bodhidharma (483), Bayazid Bastami (804), Miskawayh (932), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), and Mazdak (450). After him are Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Mulla Sadra (1571), Al-Baydawi (1201), Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892), Al-Taftazani (1322), and Shihab al-Din 'Umar al-Suhrawardi (1145).