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Shams Tabrizi

1185 - 1248

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Shams-i Tabrīzī (Persian: شمس تبریزی) or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185–1248) was a Persian Shafi'ite poet, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi's poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī. Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shams Tabrizi has received more than 1,413,645 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Shams Tabrizi is the 270th most popular writer (up from 365th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Iran (up from 49th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Writer.

Shams Tabrizi is most famous for being a Sufi mystic who is believed to have been the spiritual master of Rumi.

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Among writers, Shams Tabrizi ranks 270 out of 5,755Before him are Henry Miller, Carlo Goldoni, William Golding, Jordanes, Chrétien de Troyes, and Valmiki. After him are Françoise Sagan, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Carl Spitteler, Guillaume de Machaut, C. S. Lewis, and Alexandra Feodorovna.

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Among people born in 1185, Shams Tabrizi ranks 3Before him are Ögedei Khan and Pope Urban IV. After him are Töregene Khatun, Afonso II of Portugal, William III of Sicily, Thomas of Celano, Gertrude of Merania, Angelus of Jerusalem, Michael of Chernigov, Hyacinth of Poland, and Inge II of Norway. Among people deceased in 1248, Shams Tabrizi ranks 2Before him is Subutai. After him are Güyük Khan, Ibn al-Baitar, Sancho II of Portugal, Al-Adil II, Henry II, Duke of Brabant, and Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Shams Tabrizi ranks 39 out of 528Before him are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Reza Shah (1878), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817). After him are Farah Pahlavi (1938), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Cambyses I (-600), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Astyages (-700), and Abolhassan Banisadr (1933).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Shams Tabrizi ranks 8Before him are Hafez (1325), Abu Nuwas (762), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201). After him are Saadi Shirazi (1210), Jami (1414), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), and Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724).