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Zoroaster (, UK also ; Greek: Ζωροάστρης Zōroastrēs), also known as Zarathustra (, UK also ; Avestan: 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬚𐬎𐬱𐬙𐬭𐬀‎ Zaraθuštra), Zarathushtra Spitama or Ashu Zarathushtra (Persian: زرتشت‎), was an ancient Iranian 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. Most scholars date him in the 7th and 6th century BC as a near-contemporary of Cyrus the Great and Darius I, while some have speculated on datings as far back as the sixth millennium BC. Zoroastrianism eventually became the official religion of Ancient Persia and its distant subdivisions from the 6th century BCE to the 7th century CE. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zoroaster has received more than 2,772,513 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Zoroaster ranks 12 out of 2,001Before him are Abraham, Mary, mother of Jesus, Pope Francis, Paul the Apostle, John the Baptist, and Solomon. After him are Pope John Paul II, Joseph, Saint George, Jacob, Francis of Assisi, and Mary Magdalene.

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

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Zoroaster ranks 1 out of 89After him are Rumi (1207), Abbas the Great (1571), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Jami (1414), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Abu Dawood (817), Hafizullah Amin (1929), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In Afghanistan

Among religious figures born in Afghanistan, Zoroaster ranks 1After him are Abu Dawood (817), Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006), Ali Hujwiri (null), and Abdul Rahman (1965).

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