'Adud al-Dawla

936 - 983

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Fannā (Panāh) Khusraw (Persian: پناه خسرو‎), better known by his laqab of ʿAḍud al-Dawla (Arabic: عضد الدولة‎, "Pillar of the [Abbasid] Dynasty") (September 24, 936 – March 26, 983) was an emir of the Buyid dynasty, ruling from 949 to 983, and at his height of power ruling an empire stretching from Makran to Yemen and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. He is widely regarded as the greatest monarch of the dynasty, and by the end of his reign was the most powerful ruler in the Middle East.The son of Rukn al-Dawla, Fanna Khusraw was given the title of Adud al-Dawla by the Abbasid caliph in 948 when he was made emir of Fars after the death of his childless uncle Imad al-Dawla, after which Rukn al-Dawla became the senior emir of the Buyids. In 974 Adud al-Dawla was sent by his father to save his cousin Izz al-Dawla from a rebellion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of 'Adud al-Dawla has received more than 69,506 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). 'Adud al-Dawla is the 5,660th most popular politician (down from 5,392nd in 2019), the 160th most popular biography from Iran and the 93rd most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, 'Adud al-Dawla ranks 5,660 out of 15,710Before him are Franz Gürtner, Pausanias of Orestis, Carola of Vasa, Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este, Emperor Go-Shirakawa, and Adélaïde d'Orléans. After him are Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Aristobulus II, Bruno Streckenbach, Emperor Go-Toba, Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria.

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Among people born in 936, 'Adud al-Dawla ranks 2Before him is Al-Zahrawi.  Among people deceased in 983, 'Adud al-Dawla ranks 3Before him are Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor and Pope Benedict VII.

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Among people born in Iran, 'Adud al-Dawla ranks 160 out of 463Before him are Arsames (-550), Ibn al-Rawandi (827), Vologases VI (200), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani (897), and Mithridates II of Parthia (-150). After him are Al-Shahrastani (1086), Reza Abbasi (1565), Vologases III of Parthia (100), Barbet Schroeder (1941), Táhirih (1817), and Arsaces II of Parthia (-300).

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Among politicians born in Iran, 'Adud al-Dawla ranks 93Before him are Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Jahan Shah (1397), Arsames (-550), Vologases VI (200), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), and Mithridates II of Parthia (-150). After him are Vologases III of Parthia (100), Arsaces II of Parthia (-300), Muhammad I Tapar (1082), Vologases IV (150), Sinatruces of Parthia (-157), and Mehdi Bazargan (1907).