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Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar

1742 - 1797

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Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (Persian: آغا محمد خان قاجار‎, romanized: Āghā Mohammad Khān-e Qājār; 14 March 1742 – 17 June 1797), also known by his regnal name of Agha Mohammad Shah (آقا محمد شاه, Āghā Mohammad Šāh), was the founder of the Qajar dynasty of Iran, ruling from 1789 to 1797 as king (shah). Originally chieftain of the Qoyunlu branch of the Qajar tribe, Agha Mohammad Khan was enthroned as the king of Iran in 1789, but was not officially crowned until March 1796, having deposed Lotf Ali Khan of the Zand dynasty in 1794. Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar was famously the eunuch Monarch, being castrated as a young adult upon his capture by Adel Shah Afshar, and hence was childless. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar has received more than 561,673 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar is the 1,589th most popular politician (down from 1,143rd in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Iran (down from 49th in 2019) and the 34th most popular Iranian Politician.

Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar is most famous for being the founder of the Qajar dynasty.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 1,589 out of 15,710Before him are Martin of Aragon, Seljuk, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, Andronikos IV Palaiologos, and Ehud Olmert. After him are Menelik II, Musaylimah, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Peter IV of Aragon, Moshe Sharett, and Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1742, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 5Before him are Pope Pius VII, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, and Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen. After him are Yemelyan Pugachev, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Nicolas Leblanc, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, Dositej Obradović, François Laurent d'Arlandes, and Ignaz von Born. Among people deceased in 1797, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 6Before him are Baron Munchausen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke, Frederick William II of Prussia, and François-Noël Babeuf. After him are James Hutton, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, Vilna Gaon, Joseph Wright of Derby, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Lazare Hoche.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 69 out of 463Before him are Cyaxares (-700), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), Babak Khorramdin (798), Qasem Soleimani (1957), Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831). After him are Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Ibn Majah (824), Moshe Katsav (1945), Psamtik III (-590), and Abbas II of Persia (1633).

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Among POLITICIANS In Iran

Among politicians born in Iran, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 34Before him are Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Ghazan (1271), Cyaxares (-700), Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831). After him are Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Moshe Katsav (1945), Psamtik III (-590), Abbas II of Persia (1633), and Tekuder (1247).