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Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar ((1542-10-15)15 October 1542 – (1605-10-27)27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great, and also as Akbar I (Persian pronunciation: [ak.baɾ]), was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akbar has received more than 16,962,610 page views. His biography is available in 147 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Akbar is the 156th most popular politician (up from 171st in 2019), the most popular biography from Pakistan and the most popular Pakistani Politician.

Akbar is most famous for uniting the Indian subcontinent and for his tolerance of other religions.

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Among politicians, Akbar ranks 156 out of 19,576Before him are Abdul Hamid II, Xerxes I, Alexander I of Russia, Hulagu Khan, Shimon Peres, and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. After him are Deng Xiaoping, Mustafa I, Orhan, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, and Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire.

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Among people born in 1542, Akbar ranks 1After him are Mary, Queen of Scots, Tokugawa Ieyasu, John of the Cross, Hattori Hanzō, Robert Bellarmine, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Jan Zamoyski, Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, Henriette of Cleves, and Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona. Among people deceased in 1605, Akbar ranks 1After him are Pope Clement VIII, Pope Leo XI, Handan Sultan, Boris Godunov, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, Ulisse Aldrovandi, John Davis, Theodore Beza, Naresuan, and Jan Zamoyski.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Akbar ranks 1 out of 217After him are Shah Jahan (1592), Chanakya (-375), Shehbaz Sharif (1951), Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Pāṇini (-500), Bhagat Singh (1907), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Vasubandhu (400), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), and Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Akbar ranks 1After him are Shah Jahan (1592), Shehbaz Sharif (1951), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Porus (-400), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Ranjit Singh (1780), Aga Khan III (1877), Imran Khan (1952), Manmohan Singh (1932), and Gulzarilal Nanda (1898).