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Zoroaster (, ; Greek: Ζωροάστρης, Zōroastrēs), also known as Zarathustra (, ; Avestan: 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬀, Zaraθuštra), Zarathushtra Spitama, or Ashu Zarathushtra (Modern Persian: زرتشت, Zartosht), is regarded as the spiritual founder of Zoroastrianism. He is said to have been an Iranian prophet who founded a religious movement that challenged the existing traditions of ancient Iranian religion, and inaugurated a movement that eventually became a staple religion in ancient Iran. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zoroaster has received more than 4,050,359 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 112 in 2019). Zoroaster is the 12th most popular religious figure (down from 11th in 2019), the most popular biography from Iran and the most popular Religious Figure.

Zoroaster is most famous for founding Zoroastrianism.

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Among religious figures, Zoroaster ranks 12 out of 2,238Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, Solomon, Saint Peter, and John the Baptist. After him are Saint Nicholas, Jacob, Pope John Paul II, Francis of Assisi, Aaron, and Isaac.

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

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Among people born in Iran, Zoroaster ranks 1 out of 528After him are Omar Khayyam (1048), Al-Ghazali (1058), Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Harun al-Rashid (766), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Ismail I (1487), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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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), Piruz Nahavandi (700), Mordecai (null), and Sasan (200).