1542 - 1605


Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (Persian: ابو الفتح جلال الدين محمد اكبر; October 1542– 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great, (Akbar-i-azam اکبر اعظم), and also as Akbar I (IPA: [əkbər]), 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 8,615,287 page views. His biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 127th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Akbar ranks 126 out of 14,801Before him are Kim Jong-il, Amenhotep III, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Kösem Sultan, Uthman, and Abdul Hamid II. After him are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Bayezid II, Mark Antony, and Deng Xiaoping.

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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, Isabella de' Medici, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Jan Zamoyski, and Guðbrandur Þorláksson. 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, Theodore Beza, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Naresuan, and Stradanus.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Akbar ranks 1 out of 125After him are Shah Jahan (1592), Bhagat Singh (1907), Al-Walid I (668), Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Porus (-400), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Nearchus (-356).