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List of notable or famous scientists from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Iran and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Iran is included when available.

This list includes Nizam al-Mulk, Cumrun Vafa and more people.

This historic scientists from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Iran?" These prominent scientists of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian scientists.

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Avicenna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
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Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا‍; c. 980 – June 1037) 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 and 40 ...more

Age: Died at 57 (980-1037)

Birthplace: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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Nasir al-Din Tusi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
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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, physician, physicist, scientist, theologian and Marja Taqleed. He was of the Ismaili-, and ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1201-1274)

Birthplace: Tous, Iran

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Al-Farabi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
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Al-Farabi, known in the West as Alpharabius, was a renowned philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age, who wrote in areas of political philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and logic. He was also a scientist, cosmologist, and a music scholar. Al-Farabi is credited with preserving the original Greek texts ...more

Age: Died at 78 (872-950)

Birthplace: Otrar, Kazakhstan

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Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Iran
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Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī, was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist and chemist, philosopher and important figure in the history of medicine. A comprehensive thinker, Razi made fundamental and enduring contributions to various fields of science, which he recorded in over 200 manuscripts, and is ...more

Age: Died at 71 (854-925)

Birthplace: Ray, Tehran, Iran

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