Art & Culture
From Kings to Politicians; Generals to Revolutionaries; Freedom Fighters to Statemen.
Historic Periods & Events
Dynasties from Elamite, Achaemenids to Sassanid Empire; Arab to Mongol invasion; from Constitution Revolution to Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Abu Ali Sina -Avicenna- ( 980 - 1037 CE )
One of the greatest physician, philosopher, encyclopaedist, mathematician and astronomer of all times.
Abu Raihan Biruni ( 973 - 1043 CE )
A great philosopher, physicist and mathematician.
Amir Kabir, Mirza Taqi Khan ( 1807 - 1852 )
One of the greatest politicians in the recent two centuries of Iran.
Ansari, Anousheh ( 1966 - )
The first Iranian astronaut and first female space tourist.
Ariana, Bahram ( 1906 - 1986 )
The chief of the great generals army staff during Pahlavi era.
Bahá'u'lláh ( 1817 - 1892 )
Founder of Bahá'í faith.
Buzjani, Abul Wafa Mohammad ( 940 - 997 CE )
Contributed in several branches of mathematics, especially geometry and trigonometry.
Dowlatabadi, Sediqeh ( 1882 - 1962 )
A feminists and publicist on Iranian women's emancipation.
Ebadi, Shirin ( 1947 - )
A lawyer, human right activist and winner of 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
Farabi, Abu Nasr ( 870 - 950 CE )
Known as the "Second Teacher" after Aristotle being the First.
Farghani, Abul Abbas Ahmad ibn Mohammad ( d. after 861 CE )
One of the most distinguished astronomers in the service of Abbassids.
Ghazali, Abu Hamid ( 1058 - 1128 CE )
His major contribution lies in philosophy, sufism and religion.
Hessaby, Professor Mahmoud ( 1903 - 1992 )
A great scientist and Iran's Father of Modern Physics.
Kashani, Ghyath al-Din Jamshid ( 1380 - 1429 CE )
A great mathematician and astronomer.
Kasravi, Ahmad ( 1890 - 1946 )
A historian, a thinker and judge, who criticized the Islamic Concepts of his time.
Khayyam, Omar ( 1044 - 1123 CE )
The Astronomer- Mathematician- Philosopher- and Physician-Poet of Persia.
Khomeini, Ayatollah Rouhollah ( 1902 - 1989 )
Leader of 1979 Islamic Revolution and founder of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Khwarazmi, Mohammad Ibn Mosa ( ? - 840 CE )
A mathematician, astronomer, geographer and one of the greatest mathematicians ever lived.
Mirzakhani, Maryam ( 1977 - )
A mathematician, first woman and first Iranian to receive the Fields Medal in 2014.
Mosaddeq, Dr. Mohammad ( 1881 - 1967 )
Symbol of Iranian Nationalism and Struggle Against Imperialism.
Motahari, Ayatollah Morteza ( 1920 - 1979 )
An Islamic scholar and philosopher.
Mulla Sadra, Sadr Al-Din Mohammad Shirazi ( 1571/2 - 1640 )
The greatest Persian Philosopher and the most influential philosopher in the Muslim world.
Pahlavi (Diba), Empress Farah ( 1938 - )
Shahbanoo (Queen) of Iran, a promoter of art and women emancipation.
Pahlavi, Reza Shah ( 1877 - 1944 )
Self made king, founder of Pahlavi Dynasty and father of modern Iran.
Pourdavoud, Ibrahim ( 1885 - 1968 )
Author of a Report on Avesta and founder of Iranology Institute.
Razi, Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Zakariya ( 864 - 930 CE )
A great alchemist, a physician (Hakim) and a philosopher.
Shariati, Dr. Ali ( 1933 - 1977 )
An Islamic philosopher and a political activist, and some of his works.
Soroush, Dr. Abdolkarim ( 1945 - )
One of the leading revisionist philosopher of the Muslim world.
Tabari, Ali Ibn Rabban ( 839 - 923 CE )
The most important source of early history of Islam and a very accomplished physician.
Terian, Alenoush ( 1920 - 2011 )
The first Iranian female astronomer, physicist, and the founder of the first solar telescopic observatory in Iran.
Tousi, Khajeh Nasir-o-Din ( 1201 - 1274 CE )
A great scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers, theologians and physicians.
Varahamihira ( 7th Century CE )
A great Iranic astronomer.
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