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Abbas the Great

1571 - 1629

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Abbas I (Persian: عباس یکم; 27 January 1571 – 19 January 1629), commonly known as Abbas the Great (Persian: شاه عباس بزرگ, romanized: Šâh ʿAbbās-e Bozorg), 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 396,710 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Abbas the Great is the 345th most popular politician (up from 364th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 345 out of 15,577Before him are Elagabalus, Philip III of Spain, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Nerva, Constantine XI Palaiologos, and Joachim Murat. After him are François Mitterrand, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Charles V of France, Khafra, Turhan Hatice Sultan, and Hafsa Sultan.

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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, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Willem Blaeu, and Charles, Duke of Guise. Among people deceased in 1629, Abbas the Great ranks 1After him are Carlo Maderno, Gabriel Bethlen, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Otto van Veen, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Giorgi Saakadze, Pietro Bernini, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Abbas the Great ranks 4 out of 145Before him are Rumi (1207), Al-Farabi (872), and Hamid Karzai (1957). After him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), and Amanullah Khan (1892).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Abbas the Great ranks 2Before him are Hamid Karzai (1957). After him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Amanullah Khan (1892), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Omar (1962), and Babrak Karmal (1929).