Famous People From Iran (islamic Republic Of)
Find out more about the greatest Iranian Writers, including Rumi, Avicenna, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Marjane Satrapi and Hafez.
Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048
Mathematician
Shams TabriziShams Tabrizi
1185 AD
Poet

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969
Graphic Novelist

Abdolkarim SoroushAbdolkarim Soroush
16 December 1945
Thinker and Reformer

Cassandra ClareCassandra Clare
27 July 1973
Writer

Abbas KiarostamiAbbas Kiarostami
22 June 1940
Film director, Screenwriter, Photographer, Film
HafezHafez
1315 AD
Poet

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Musician

Saadi ShiraziSaadi Shirazi
1210 AD
Poet
Ismail IIsmail I
17 July 1487
sovereign, poet, writer

Salman the PersianSalman the Persian
0568 AD
Companion of Muḥammad
FerdowsiFerdowsi
0940 AD
Poet

Mohammad KhatamiMohammad Khatami
29 September 1943
Philosopher, Politician, Librarian, Writer

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
23 November 1933
Politician, Writer, Essayist, Philosopher,

Nizami GanjaviNizami Ganjavi
1141 AD
poet, writer

Forough FarrokhzadForough Farrokhzad
05 January 1935
Poet, Film director, Writer
Attar of NishapurAttar of Nishapur
1145 AD
philosopher, poet, writer

Nizam al-MulkNizam al-Mulk
10 April 1018
scientist, writer

Sadegh HedayatSadegh Hedayat
17 February 1903
Writer

Morteza MotahhariMorteza Motahhari
31 January 1919
Philosopher, Writer, Akhoond, Theologian
Azar NafisiAzar Nafisi
1955 AD
Writer, Professor, Novelist, Literary critic

Sohrab SepehriSohrab Sepehri
07 October 1928
Painter, Poet, Writer
Mansur Al-HallajMansur Al-Hallaj
0858 AD
poet

Safi-ad-din ArdabiliSafi-ad-din Ardabili
1252 AD
Mystic

Fereydoon BatmanghelidjFereydoon Batmanghelidj
1931 AD
physician
Fariborz RaisdanaFariborz Raisdana
19 January 1945
Economist

Simin DaneshvarSimin Daneshvar
28 April 1921
Novelist
Simin BehbahaniSimin Behbahani
20 July 1927
Poet

Mohammad-Taqi BaharMohammad-Taqi Bahar
10 December 1886
Poet

Baba TahirBaba Tahir
Poet
Saib TabriziSaib Tabrizi
1592 AD
Poet

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Bozorg AlaviBozorg Alavi
02 February 1904
Writer
DaqiqiDaqiqi
0935 AD
Poet

AnvariAnvari
1126 AD
Poet

Sadeq ChubakSadeq Chubak
05 August 1916
Author

Hadi SabzavariHadi Sabzavari
1797 AD
Philosopher
SaadiSaadi
1210 AD
Poet
Al-Sharif al-JurjaniAl-Sharif al-Jurjani
1339 AD
Writer

Al-GhazālīAl-Ghazālī
1058 AD
Philosopher

Ahmad ShamluAhmad Shamlu
12 December 1925
Poet

Hushang GolshiriHushang Golshiri
16 March 1938
Fiction writer
Ismāʿīl IIsmāʿīl I
17 July 1487
Shah of Iran

Badi' al-Zaman al-HamadaniBadi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani
0969 AD
Man of letters

Baha' al-din al-'AmiliBaha' al-din al-'Amili
18 February 1547
islamic Scholar

Muhammad ʿAli JamalzadahMuhammad ʿAli Jamalzadah
13 January 1892
Writer

Nāṣer-e KhusrawNāṣer-e Khusraw
1004 AD
Persian author