Abbas the Great

1571 - 1629

Abbas the Great

Abbas the Great or Abbas I of Persia (Persian: شاه عباس بزرگ‎; 27 January 1571 – 19 January 1629) was the 5th Safavid Shah (king) of Iran, and is generally considered the strongest ruler of the Safavid dynasty. He was the third son of Shah Mohammad Khodabanda.Although Abbas would preside over the apex of Iran's military, political and economic power, he came to the throne during a troubled time for the Safavid Empire. Under his weak-willed 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 138,792 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 403rd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Abbas the Great ranks 399 out of 14,801Before him are Louis the German, John Adams, Numa Pompilius, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Murad V, and Menkaure. After him are Narmer, Philip I of Castile, Severus Alexander, Edward I of England, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Charles IV of France.

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

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Abbas the Great ranks 3 out of 89Before him are Zoroaster (-2000) and Rumi (1207). After him are Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), Humayun (1508), Jami (1414), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Abu Dawood (817), Hafizullah Amin (1929), and Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

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

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