Ubayd Zakani

1301 - 1371

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Khwajeh Nizam al-Din Ubayd Allah al-Zakani (Persian: خواجه نظام الدین عبید الله الزاکانی, romanized: Ḵwājeh Niẓām al-Dīn ʿUbayd Allāh al-Zākānī; d. 1370), better known as Ubayd Zakani (عبید زاکانی), was a Persian poet of the Mongol era, regarded as one of the best satirists in Persian literature. His most famous work is Mush-o Gorbeh ("Mouse and Cat"), a political satire which attacks religious hypocrisy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ubayd Zakani has received more than 100,864 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ubayd Zakani is the 2,602nd most popular writer (up from 2,844th in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from Iran (down from 245th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Iranian Writer.

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  • 54.15

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Mush u gurbah
Obayd Zakani
Gorby and the rats Mush-o-gurbeh

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Over the past year Ubayd Zakani has had the most page views in the with 71,059 views, followed by English (12,132), and Tajik (8,735). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Azerbaijani (333.96%), Tajik (90.02%), and Catalan (83.25%)


Among writers, Ubayd Zakani ranks 2,602 out of 7,302Before him are Friedrich von Lütke, Édouard Glissant, Apion, Jónas Hallgrímsson, Mariana Alcoforado, and George Whitefield. After him are Géza Gárdonyi, Paschasius Radbertus, Banana Yoshimoto, Tobias Smollett, Mohammed Hussein Heikal, and Sima Tan.

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Among people born in 1301, Ubayd Zakani ranks 11Before him are Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver, Simone Boccanegra, Andrew Corsini, Prince Morikuni, Catherine of Valois–Courtenay, and Muhammad Shah of Brunei. After him are Nitta Yoshisada, Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, Ingeborg of Norway, Andronikos Asen, Carlo I Tocco, and Irene Gattilusio. Among people deceased in 1371, Ubayd Zakani ranks 7Before him are Stefan Uroš V, David II of Scotland, Vukašin of Serbia, Jeanne d'Évreux, Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria, and Simeon Uroš. After him are Uglješa Mrnjavčević, and Adelaide of Hesse.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Ubayd Zakani ranks 254 out of 631Before him are Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1933), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Nima Yooshij (1897), Raffi (1835), Mohammad Beheshti (1928), and Parvin E'tesami (1907). After him are Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (1940), Gholamreza Takhti (1930), Al-Qadi Abd al-Jabbar (935), Asadi Tusi (999), Massoud Rajavi (1948), and Mithridates IV of Parthia (null).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Ubayd Zakani ranks 30Before him are Zahra Khanom Tadj es-Saltaneh (1883), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Nima Yooshij (1897), Raffi (1835), and Parvin E'tesami (1907). After him are Asadi Tusi (999), Abolqasem Lahouti (1887), Saib Tabrizi (1592), Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi (995), Subh-i-Azal (1831), and Mastoureh Ardalan (1805).