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      Ferdowsi
      Poet
      Hakīm Abul-Qāsim Ferdowsī Tūsī, was a highly revered Persian poet. He is the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and the Persian-speaking world.
      Born: 940 AD, Tous, Iran
      Died: 1020, Tous, Iran
      Books: Shahnameh, The Epic Of Kings

       


      Jābir ibn Hayyānjaber ibn hayyan
      Chemist
      Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān, often known simply as Geber, was a prominent polymath: a chemist and alchemist, astronomer and astrologer, engineer, geographer, philosopher, physicist, and pharmacist and physician.
      Born: 721 AD, Tous, Iran
      Died: 815 AD, Kufa, Iraq
      Discovered: Antimony, Bismuth
      Books: Kitab al-Kimya

       

       

      Mohammad-Taqi Bahar  Mohammad-Taqi Bahar

      Poet
      Mohammad-Taqí Bahār, widely known as Malek o-Sho'arā and Malek o-Sho'arā Bahār, is a renowned Iranian poet and scholar, who was also a politician, journalist, historian and Professor of Literature.
      Born: November 6, 1884, Mashhad, Iran
      Died: April 22, 1951, Tehran, Iran
      Children: Mehrdad Bahar

       

       

       Morteza Motahhari motahhari
      Ayatollah
      Morteza Motahhari was an Iranian cleric, lecturer, and politician. Motahhari is considered among the important influences on the ideologies of the Islamic Republic. He was a co-founder of Hosseiniye Ershad and the Combatant Clergy Association.
      Born: February 3, 1920, Mashhad, Iran
      Assassinated: May 1, 1979
      Books: Hijab: Islamic Modest Dress, More
      Children: Ali Motahari

       


      Mehdi Akhavan-Sales  Mehdi Akhavan-Sales
      Poet
      Mehdi Akhavān-Sāles, or Akhavān-Sāless, pen name M. Omid was a prominent Iranian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse in Persian language.
      Born: 1928, Mashhad, Iran
      Died: 1990, Tehran, Iran

       

       


      Asadi Tusiasadi tusi
      Poet
      Abu Mansur Ali Ibn Ahmad Asadi Tusi is arguably the second most important Persian poet of the Iranian national epics, after Ferdowsi who also happens to come from the same town of Tus. He was a poet, a linguist and copyist of ancient manuscripts.
      Died: 1072

       

       

      Nasir al-Din Tusinasir al-din tusi
      Writer
      Khawaja Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hasan Tūsī, better known as Nasīr al-Dīn Tūsī, was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: an architect, astronomer, biologist, chemist, mathematician, philosopher, ...
      Born: February 18, 1201, Tous, Iran
      Died: June 26, 1274, Kadhimiya, Iraq
      Books: Zij-i Ilkhani, The paradise of submission
       

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