RELIGIOUS FIGURE

Zoroaster

2000 BC - 2000 BC

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Zoroaster (, UK also ; Greek: Ζωροάστρης, Zōroastrēs), also known as Zarathustra (, UK also ; Avestan: 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬀, Zaraθuštra), Zarathushtra Spitama or Ashu Zarathushtra (Modern Persian: زرتشت, Zartosht), was an ancient Iranian prophet (spiritual leader) who founded what is now known as Zoroastrianism. His teachings challenged the existing traditions of the Indo-Iranian religion and inaugurated a movement that eventually became the dominant religion in Ancient Persia. He was a native speaker of Old Avestan and lived in the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau, but his exact birthplace is uncertain.There is no scholarly consensus on when he lived. Some scholars, using linguistic and socio-cultural evidence, suggest a dating to somewhere in the second millennium BC. Other scholars date him in the 7th and 6th century BC as a near-contemporary of Cyrus the Great and Darius I. Zoroastrianism eventually became the official religion of Ancient Persia and its distant subdivisions from the 6th century BC to the 7th century AD. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zoroaster has received more than 3,657,318 page views. His biography is available in 112 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). Zoroaster is the 11th most popular religious figure (up from 12th in 2019), the most popular biography from Iran and the most popular Iranian Religious Figure.

Zoroaster is most famous for founding Zoroastrianism.

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES

Among religious figures, Zoroaster ranks 11 out of 2,272Before him are Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Peter, Paul the Apostle, Pope Francis, and John the Baptist. After him are Pope John Paul II, Jacob, Saint George, Francis of Assisi, Judas Iscariot, and Elijah.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 2000 BC, Zoroaster ranks 1After him are Senusret I, Sumu-abum, Vishvamitra, Vasishtha, Bharadwaja, Gautama Maharishi, Gungunum, Erishum I, Atri, Ilu-shuma, and Iddin-Dagan. Among people deceased in 2000 BC, Zoroaster ranks 1After him are Vishvamitra, Vasishtha, Mang of Xia, Bharadwaja, Gautama Maharishi, Xie of Xia, Bu Jiang, Gungunum, Jiong of Xia, Atri, and Ilu-shuma.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Zoroaster ranks 1 out of 463After him are Omar Khayyam (1048), Xerxes I (-519), Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Iran

Among religious figures born in Iran, Zoroaster ranks 1After him are Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Báb (1819), Ibn Majah (824), Mordecai (null), Piruz Nahavandi (700), and Anastasius of Persia (550).