Amanullah Khan

1892 - 1960

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Ghazi Amanullah Khan (Pashto and Persian: غازی امان الله خان; 1 June 1892 – 26 April 1960) was the sovereign of Afghanistan from 1919, first as Emir and after 1926 as King, until his abdication in 1929. After the end of the Third Anglo-Afghan War in August 1919, Afghanistan was able to relinquish its protected state status to proclaim independence and pursue an independent foreign policy free from the influence of the United Kingdom. His rule was marked by dramatic political and social change, including attempts to modernise Afghanistan along Western lines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amanullah Khan has received more than 1,171,670 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Amanullah Khan is the 1,870th most popular politician (down from 1,146th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 12th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Afghan Politician.

Amanullah Khan was the ruler of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929. He was the first king of Afghanistan to be born in the country. He was a reformer and tried to modernize the country. He is most famous for being the first king of Afghanistan.

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Over the past year Amanullah Khan has had the most page views in the with 157,221 views, followed by Persian (52,344), and Russian (26,791). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hindi (89.95%), Slovak (57.50%), and Bulgarian (42.20%)


Among politicians, Amanullah Khan ranks 1,870 out of 19,576Before him are Ibrahim Rugova, Dangun, Sweyn II of Denmark, Menelik I, Maroboduus, and Yang Shangkun. After him are José Antonio Primo de Rivera, Emperor Jing of Han, Kim Jong-suk, Yitzhak Navon, Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, and Śuddhodana.

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Among people born in 1892, Amanullah Khan ranks 31Before him are Gregor Strasser, George Paget Thomson, Ernst Lubitsch, William P. Murphy, Shirō Ishii, and Erwin Panofsky. After him are Erhard Milch, Arthur Compton, Marina Tsvetaeva, Andrey Yeryomenko, Robert Ritter von Greim, and Bruno Schulz. Among people deceased in 1960, Amanullah Khan ranks 11Before him are Erich Raeder, Paula Hitler, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Pieck, Melanie Klein, and Walther Funk. After him are Fausto Coppi, Igor Kurchatov, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Aloysius Stepinac, Said Nursî, and Walter Baade.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 15 out of 177Before him are Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), and Hafizullah Amin (1929). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Moinuddin Chishti (1142).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 9Before him are Humayun (1508), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), and Hafizullah Amin (1929). After him are Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), and Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961).