Amanullah Khan

1892 - 1960

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Ghazi Amanullah Khan (Dari: غازی امان الله خان‎, Pashto: غازي امان الله خان‎) was the sovereign of the Kingdom of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929, first as Emir and after 1926 as King. After the August 1919 end of the Third Anglo-Afghan War, 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, attempting to modernize Afghanistan on Western designs, which he did not fully succeed in, due to an uprising by Habibullah Kalakani and his followers. On 14 January 1929, Amanullah abdicated and fled to neighbouring British India as the Afghan Civil War began to escalate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amanullah Khan has received more than 608,753 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Amanullah Khan is the 2,192nd most popular politician (down from 2,114th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 16th in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among politicians, Amanullah Khan ranks 2,192 out of 15,710Before him are Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Necmettin Erbakan, James II of Scotland, Yazid II, Aspar, and Victor Lustig. After him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Tarō Asō, Barsine, Mohammad Khodabanda, Fahri Korutürk, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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Among people born in 1892, Amanullah Khan ranks 38Before him are Erhard Milch, Arthur Friedenreich, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Erwin Panofsky, Stefan Banach, and Andrey Yeryomenko. After him are E. H. Carr, Nikolai Kondratiev, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Corneille Heymans, William P. Murphy, and V. Gordon Childe. Among people deceased in 1960, Amanullah Khan ranks 13Before him are Max von Laue, Wilhelm Pieck, Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, and Fausto Coppi. After him are J. L. Austin, Aloysius Stepinac, Igor Kurchatov, Said Nursî, Ethel Voynich, and Victor Sjöström.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 17 out of 108Before him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), and Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917). After him are Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), Abu Maʿshar (787), Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), and Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 12Before him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), and Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917). After him are Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), and Heracles of Macedon (-327).