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Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (15 October 1542 – 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great (Persian pronunciation: [akbarɪ azam]), and also as Akbar I (Persian pronunciation: [akbar]), 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 India. A strong personality and a successful general, Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include much of the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akbar has received more than 14,105,083 page views. His biography is available in 139 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Akbar is the 173rd most popular politician (up from 207th 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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  • 139

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  • 7.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among politicians, Akbar ranks 173 out of 15,577Before him are Catherine I of Russia, Demosthenes, Batu Khan, Joanna of Castile, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and Henry III of France. After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Suleiman II, Thutmose III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Charles I of Austria.

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Among people born in 1542, Akbar ranks 2Before him is Mary, Queen of Scots. After him are Tokugawa Ieyasu, John of the Cross, Hattori Hanzō, Robert Bellarmine, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Isabella de' Medici, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Jan Zamoyski, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, and Henriette of Cleves. Among people deceased in 1605, Akbar ranks 1After him are Pope Clement VIII, Pope Leo XI, Boris Godunov, Handan Sultan, Feodor II of Russia, Jean Nicot, John Davis, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Theodore Beza, Johann II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Naresuan.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Akbar ranks 1 out of 180After him are Shah Jahan (1592), Chanakya (-375), Guru Nanak (1469), Pāṇini (-500), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Bhagat Singh (1907), Kanishka (78), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Vasubandhu (400), and Porus (-400).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Akbar ranks 1After him are Shah Jahan (1592), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Kanishka (78), Porus (-400), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Aga Khan III (1877), Ranjit Singh (1780), Imran Khan (1952), and Manmohan Singh (1932).