Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar

1742 - 1797

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Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (Persian: آغامحمدخان قاجار, romanized: Âqâ Mohammad Xân-e Qâjâr; 14 March 1742 – 17 June 1797), also known by his regnal name of Agha Mohammad Shah (آغا محمد شاه, Âghâ Mohammad Šâh), was the founder of the Qajar dynasty of Iran, ruling from 1789 to 1797 as Shah. Originally a chieftain of the Quwanlu 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 toddler 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 1,024,269 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar is the 1,755th most popular politician (up from 1,785th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from Iran (down from 69th in 2019) and the 37th 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, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 1,755 out of 19,576Before him are Fulk, King of Jerusalem, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Hyeonjong of Joseon, Theophanu, Chester A. Arthur, and Philip V of Macedon. After him are Sahure, Rastislav of Moravia, Carinus, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, and Kaidu.

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

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Among people born in Iran, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 74 out of 631Before him are Achaemenes (-800), Öljaitü (1280), Shapur II (309), Babak Khorramdin (798), Bayazid Bastami (804), and Abolhassan Banisadr (1933). After him are Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Miskawayh (932), Gaykhatu (1300), Ismail II (1533), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), and Abbas II of Persia (1633).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar ranks 37Before him are Cyrus I (-690), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Achaemenes (-800), Öljaitü (1280), Shapur II (309), and Abolhassan Banisadr (1933). After him are Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Gaykhatu (1300), Ismail II (1533), Abbas II of Persia (1633), Psamtik III (-590), and Tekuder (1247).