Persian Scientists and Philosophers

The Famous Persian Poet

Persian Poet Hafez-e Shirazi + Biography

Persian lyric Poet Hafez-e Shirazi (1315-1390) grew up in Shiraz. Very little is known about his life. Many semi-miraculous mythical tales were woven around Hafez after his death. It is said that by listening to his father’s recitations, Hafez had accomplished … Read More

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Maryam-Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani: Iranian Mathematician + Story

Maryam Mirzakhani: The First Woman And The First Iranian To Win Mathematics’ Fields Medal Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40. … Read More

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Avicenna (Ibn Sina)

Avicenna (Ibn Sina)

Avicenna was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy … Read More

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Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

The Persian astronomer, mathematician, and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-ca. 1132) made important contributions to mathematics, but his chief claim to fame, at least in the last 100 years, has been as the author of a collection of quatrains, the “Rubaiyat.”  … Read More

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Khajeh Nasir Uddin Tusi

Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan Tusi born in year 570 in Tus, died 653 in Baghdad, Khajeh Nasir Uddin Tusi. He was Poet, Philosopher, Theologian, Faqih, Astronomer, Scientist, Thinkers, Iranian mathematician and astronomer of Seventh century. His sobriquet … Read More

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Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina born in 980 B.C. in Bukhara and died in 1037 in Hamedan. He was Iranian doctor and poet. He was the most famous and influential philosopher and scientist of Iran that was especially famous and important because of … Read More

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Mahmoud Hesabi

Dr. Mahmoud Hesabi born on February-1903 and died in August-1992. His real name is Mahmoud khan Mirza Hesabi but he is known as professor Hesaby. He was Physicist, Senator, Minister of Education and founder of the Physics University in Iran. … Read More

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Ferdowsi

Abu l-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (c.940-1020) was a Persian poet and the author of  the immortal epic of  Shahnameh (“book of  kings”) which is the world’s longest epic poem that created by a single poet, and the national epic of  Iran . Having drafted the Shahnameh … Read More

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