Alauddin Khalji

1266 - 1316

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Alaud-Dīn Khaljī (r. 1296–1316), born Ali Gurshasp, was an emperor of the Khalji dynasty that ruled the Delhi Sultanate in the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alauddin Khalji has received more than 8,795,352 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alauddin Khalji is the 1,124th most popular politician (up from 1,129th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from India (up from 34th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Indian Politician.

Alauddin khalji was a sultan of the khalji dynasty in india. He is most famous for his conquest of delhi and the subsequent expansion of the sultanate.

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Among politicians, Alauddin Khalji ranks 1,124 out of 15,710Before him are Roderic, Henry Clay, Al-Walid I, Chlothar II, Constantine III, and Theodora Porphyrogenita. After him are Fritz Sauckel, Manuel Noriega, Lothair of France, Gordian II, Valdemar II of Denmark, and Börte.

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Among people born in 1266, Alauddin Khalji ranks 1After him are Jadwiga of Kalisz, Hethum II, King of Armenia, and Zhou Daguan. Among people deceased in 1316, Alauddin Khalji ranks 4Before him are Louis X of France, Ramon Llull, and John I of France. After him are Öljaitü, Stefan Dragutin, Vytenis, Guo Shoujing, Giles of Rome, Marjorie Bruce, and Malik Kafur.

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In India

Among people born in India, Alauddin Khalji ranks 30 out of 1,227Before him are Aurangzeb (1618), Brahmagupta (598), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Rama (null). After him are C. V. Raman (1888), Salman Khan (1965), Mahavira (-599), Aishwarya Rai (1973), Jahangir (1569), and Amartya Sen (1933).


Among politicians born in India, Alauddin Khalji ranks 12Before him are Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Aurangzeb (1618), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), and Rama (null). After him are Jahangir (1569), Sariputta (-568), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Tipu Sultan (1750), Narendra Modi (1950), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945).