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Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi

1155 - 1191

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"Shahāb 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 a divine and metaphysical 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 166,914 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi is the 318th most popular philosopher (up from 338th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Iran (down from 86th in 2019) and the 5th 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 318 out of 1,089. Before him are Sebastian Brant, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Alexander of Aphrodisias, and Elena Cornaro Piscopia. After him are Francisco Suárez, Thrasymachus, Euclid of Megara, Vyasa, Wang Yangming, and Justus Lipsius.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1155, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 5Before him are Isaac II Angelos, Alfonso VIII of Castile, Niketas Choniates, and Benkei. After him are Henry the Young King, Ottokar I of Bohemia, Kilij Arslan II, Peter II of Courtenay, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera. 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, Theobald V, Count of Blois, Philip I, Count of Flanders, and Conrad II, Duke of Bohemia.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 90 out of 463. Before him are Mohammad Khodabanda (1531), Abolhassan Banisadr (1933), Al-Hadi (764), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Mohammad Khatami (1943), and Ali Shariati (1933). After him are Bahram V (406), Shahnaz Pahlavi (1940), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan (1305), Ali al-Sistani (1930), and Piruz Nahavandi (700).

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Among PHILOSOPHERS In Iran

Among philosophers born in Iran, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi ranks 5Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Al-Tabari (839), Bayazid Bastami (804), and Mazdak (450). After him are Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Miskawayh (932), Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (1149), Mulla Sadra (1571), Ibn al-Rawandi (827), Al-Shahrastani (1086), and Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai (1892).