Abbas the Great

1571 - 1629

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Abbas the Great or Abbas I of Persia or Abbas I of Iran (Persian: شاه عباس بزرگ; 27 January 1571 – 19 January 1629) was the 5th Safavid Shah (king) of Iran, and is generally considered one of the greatest rulers of Iranian history and the Safavid dynasty. He was the third son of Shah Mohammad Khodabanda.Although Abbas would preside over the apex of Safavid Iran's military, political and economic power, he came to the throne during a troubled time for the country. Under the ineffective rule of his father, the country was riven with discord between the different factions of the Qizilbash army, who killed Abbas' mother and elder brother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abbas the Great has received more than 326,018 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Abbas the Great is the 364th most popular politician (up from 399th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Afghan Politician.

Abbas the Great was a Persian emperor who ruled from 1587 to 1629. He is most famous for his military campaigns against the Ottoman Empire, which he succeeded in conquering.

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Among politicians, Abbas the Great ranks 364 out of 15,710Before him are Philip III of Spain, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Horemheb, Dido, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, and Abdulmejid I. After him are Sargon of Akkad, Joachim Murat, Ertuğrul, Alp Arslan, Sigismund III Vasa, and Semiramis.

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Among people born in 1571, Abbas the Great ranks 3Before him are Caravaggio and Johannes Kepler. After him are Hasekura Tsunenaga, Michael Praetorius, Mulla Sadra, Emperor Go-Yōzei, Thomas Mun, Frederick de Houtman, Willem Blaeu, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, and Salomon de Brosse. Among people deceased in 1629, Abbas the Great ranks 1After him are Carlo Maderno, Gabriel Bethlen, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Otto van Veen, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Pietro Bernini, Giorgi Saakadze, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Abbas the Great ranks 2 out of 108Before him are Rumi (1207). After him are Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Jami (1414), Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Abbas the Great ranks 1After him are Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Amanullah Khan (1892).