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Richard Nelson Frye
Richard Nelson Frye

(1920-01-10)January 10, 1920
Died March 27, 2014(2014-03-27) (aged 94)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Illinois
Harvard University
Spouse(s) Eden Naby
Awards Farabi International Award
Khwarizmi International Award
Scientific career
Fields Iranian studies
Institutions Goethe University Frankfurt
University of Hamburg
Shiraz University
Tajik State National University
Harvard University
Academic advisors Arthur Pope
Walter Bruno Henning
Notable students Annemarie Schimmel
Oleg Grabar
Frank Huddle
John Limbert
Michael Crichton
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The Qavam House, where the famous Shiraz University Asia Institute was founded. Frye headed the institute from 1969 to 1974.

Richard Nelson Frye (January 10, 1920 – March 27, 2014) was an American professor. He was the Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University. His professional areas of interest were Iranian philology and the history of Iran and Central Asia before 1000 CE.

Frye died in Boston, Massachusetts from natural causes, aged 94.

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