Ahmad Sanjar

1100 - 1157

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Ahmad Sanjar (Persian: احمد سنجر; full name: Muizz ad-Dunya wa ad-Din Adud ad-Dawlah Abul-Harith Ahmad Sanjar ibn Malik-Shah) (6 November 1086 – 8 May 1157) was the Seljuq ruler of Khorasan from 1097 until 1118, when he became the Sultan of the Seljuq Empire, which he ruled until his death in 1157. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ahmad Sanjar has received more than 540,958 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ahmad Sanjar is the 73rd most popular military personnel (up from 79th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Iraq and the most popular Iraqi Military Personnel.

Ahmad Sanjar was a ruler of the Seljuk Empire in the 12th century and is famous for his military campaigns and efforts to expand the empire's territory. He is particularly known for his defeat at the Battle of Qatwan in 1141, which marked the beginning of the decline of the Seljuk Empire. Despite his military setbacks, Sanjar is still regarded as one of the most prominent Seljuk rulers and is known for his contributions to the fields of literature, poetry, and art.

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Over the past year Ahmad Sanjar has had the most page views in the with 83,927 views, followed by Arabic (75,350), and Turkish (71,142). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (19,950.00%), Western Punjabi (222.42%), and (169.23%)


Among military personnels, Ahmad Sanjar ranks 73 out of 2,058Before her are Charles X Gustav of Sweden, Germanicus, Yevgeny Prigozhin, Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Walter Model, and Erich Raeder. After her are Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Alexander Suvorov, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Edward Smith, and Günther von Kluge.

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Among people born in 1100, Ahmad Sanjar ranks 6Before her are Muhammad al-Idrisi, Pope Gregory VIII, Pope Lucius II, Pope Honorius II, and Pope Innocent II. After her are Pope Alexander III, Pope Celestine II, Adam of Bremen, Suleiman ibn Qutulmish, Najm ad-Din Ayyub, and Albert the Bear. Among people deceased in 1157, Ahmad Sanjar ranks 1After her are Yuri Dolgorukiy, Alfonso VII of León and Castile, Canute V of Denmark, Ramiro II of Aragon, Sweyn III of Denmark, Conrad, Margrave of Meissen, Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal, Dirk VI, Count of Holland, and Eystein II of Norway.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Ahmad Sanjar ranks 23 out of 384Before her are Zaha Hadid (1950), Al-Masudi (896), Nebuchadnezzar I (-1200), Alexander IV of Macedon (-323), Ezra (-500), and Sargon II (-750). After her are Khosrow II (570), Fuzûlî (1494), Al-Ma'mun (786), Muhammad al-Mahdi (869), Jalal Talabani (1933), and Ismail al-Jazari (1136).

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Among military personnels born in Iraq, Ahmad Sanjar ranks 1After her are Qutayba ibn Muslim (668), Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad (648), Surena (-84), Mahmud Shevket Pasha (1856), Abu Ali al-Anbari (1957), Abu Azrael (1978), and Juba (1978).