New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Amanullah Khan

1892 - 1960

Photo of Amanullah Khan

Icon of person Amanullah Khan

Ghazi Amanullah Khan (Pashto and Dari: غازی امان الله خان; 1 June 1892 – 25 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. He did not fully succeed in achieving this objective due to an uprising by Habibullah Kalakani and his followers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amanullah Khan has received more than 996,134 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Amanullah Khan is the 1,157th most popular politician (up from 2,189th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 17th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Amanullah Khans by language


Among politicians, Amanullah Khan ranks 1,157 out of 15,577Before him are Manasseh of Judah, Alexander I of Macedon, Dolores Ibárruri, Bashar al-Assad, Casimir IV Jagiellon, and Xianfeng Emperor. After him are Jean Monnet, Baldur von Schirach, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Roderic, James A. Garfield, and Möngke Khan.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1892, Amanullah Khan ranks 18Before him are Martin Niemöller, Oliver Hardy, Alexander Alekhine, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Sepp Dietrich, and Theodor Eicke. After him are Arthur Compton, J. Paul Getty, Gregor Strasser, Ferdinand Schörner, Arthur Honegger, and Engelbert Dollfuss. Among people deceased in 1960, Amanullah Khan ranks 9Before him are Clark Gable, Erich Raeder, Melanie Klein, Albert Kesselring, Wilhelm Pieck, and Max von Laue. After him are Walther Funk, Paula Hitler, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Igor Kurchatov, Fausto Coppi, and Aloysius Stepinac.

Others Born in 1892

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1960

Go to all Rankings

In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 12 out of 145Before him are Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441). After him are Abu Dawood (817), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mohammed Omar (1962), Babrak Karmal (1929), and Humayun (1508).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Amanullah Khan ranks 9Before him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), and Alauddin Khalji (1266). After him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Omar (1962), Babrak Karmal (1929), Humayun (1508), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949).