Famous Iranian Poets

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 1 Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 18, 1048
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nishapur, Khorasan, Iran
Died: December 4, 1131

Omar Khayyam was a Persian polymath, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and poet. In the field of mathematics, he is best known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations. As an astronomer, he designed a solar calendar known as the Jalali calendar. His philosophical attitude towards life had elements of pessimism, nihilism, Epicureanism, and fatalism. 

 2 Hafez

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1315 AD
Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
Died: 1390 AD
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 3 Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami
Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film producer, Poet, Film editor
Birthdate: June 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tehran
Died: July 4, 2016

 4 Shams Tabrizi

Shams Tabrizi
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1185 AD
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Died: 1248 AD

Shams Tabrizi was a Persian poet best remembered for playing an important role in the life of the popular poet and scholar, Rumi. Having served as a spiritual instructor of Rumi, Tabrizi is referenced with reverence in many of Rumi's poetic collection. An important historical figure in Iran, Tabrizi's tomb has been nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 5 Ferdowsi

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0940 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 1020 AD

 6 Nizam al-Mulk

Nizam al-Mulk
Famous As: scientist, writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1018
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 14, 1092

 7 Attar of Nishapur

Attar of Nishapur
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1145 AD
Birthplace: Neyshabur, Iran
Died: March 31, 1221
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 8 Al-Hallaj

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0858 AD
Birthplace: Fars Province, Iran
Died: March 26, 0922

 9 Nāṣer-e Khusraw

Nāṣer-e Khusraw
Famous As: Persian author
Birthdate: 1004 AD
Birthplace: Qubādiyān, Iran
Died: 1088 AD

 10 Sohrab Sepehri

Sohrab Sepehri
Famous As: Painter, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: October 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kashan
Died: April 21, 1980

 11 Ahmad Shamlu

Ahmad Shamlu
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Died: July 24, 2000

 12 Abdolkarim Soroush

Abdolkarim Soroush
Famous As: Thinker and Reformer
Birthdate: December 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehran

Iranian philosopher Abdolkarim Soroush, a former professor of the University of Tehran and the Imam Khomeini International University, has also taught at top-notch institutes such as Harvard and Princeton. Named to Time 100, he believes in a reformist version of Islam, with its core values intact.

 13 Morteza Motahhari

Morteza Motahhari
Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, Akhoond, Theologian
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fariman
Died: May 1, 1979

 14 Safi-ad-din Ardabili

Safi-ad-din Ardabili
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1252 AD
Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran
Died: September 12, 1334

 15 Simin Behbahani

Simin Behbahani
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: August 19, 2014

 16 Baba Tahir

Baba Tahir
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hamadan, Iran

 17 Baha' al-din al-'Amili

Baha' al-din al-'Amili
Famous As: islamic Scholar
Birthdate: February 18, 1547
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baalbek, Lebanon
Died: September 1, 1621

 18 Mohammad-Taqi Bahar

Mohammad-Taqi Bahar
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mashhad, Iran
Died: April 22, 1951

 19 Saib Tabrizi

Saib Tabrizi
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1592 AD
Birthplace: Tabrīz, Iran
Died: 1676 AD

 20 Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad
Famous As: Poet, Film director, Writer
Birthdate: January 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran
Died: February 13, 1967

 21 Khosrow Sinai

Khosrow Sinai
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: January 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sari, Iran
Died: August 1, 2020

 22 Anvari

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1126 AD
Birthplace: Abivard, Turkmenistan
Died: 1189 AD

 23 Mahmoud Shabestari

Mahmoud Shabestari
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1288 AD
Birthplace: Shabestar, Iran
Died: 1340 AD

 24 Daqiqi

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0935 AD
Birthplace: Tous, Iran
Died: 0977 AD

 25 Magtymguly Pyragy

Magtymguly Pyragy
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 18, 1733
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hajji Qushan, Khorasan, Safavid Iran
Died: 1807 AD