Amir Kabir

1807 - 1852

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Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani (Persian: میرزا تقی‌خان فراهانی‎), better known as Amir Kabir (Persian: امیرکبیر‎, 9 January 1807 – 10 January 1852), also known by the titles of Atabak and Amir-e Nezam, was chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for the first three years of his reign. He is widely considered to be "Iran's first reformer", a modernizer who was "unjustly struck down" as he attempted to bring "gradual reform" to Iran. As the prime minister, he also ordered the killing of many Babis and the execution of the founder of the movement, the Báb. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amir Kabir has received more than 180,525 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Amir Kabir is the 8,603rd most popular politician (up from 8,697th in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from Iran (down from 206th in 2019) and the 116th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Amir Kabir ranks 8,603 out of 15,710Before him are Tevfik Esenç, Babushka Lady, Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence, Aulus Atilius Calatinus, Gjergj Fishta, and Georges Cadoudal. After him are Silahdar Damat Ali Pasha, Phormio, Al-Mu'azzam Isa, James Forrestal, Abu Yusuf Yaqub ibn Abd al-Haqq, and Alexander Izvolsky.

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Among people born in 1807, Amir Kabir ranks 23Before him are Princess Cecilia of Sweden, Théophile-Jules Pelouze, Thiệu Trị, Auguste Laurent, Joseph E. Johnston, and Abdülkerim Nadir Pasha. After him are Jónas Hallgrímsson, Joseph Decaisne, Alfred Vail, Barbu Catargiu, Robert Blum, and Luigi Palmieri. Among people deceased in 1852, Amir Kabir ranks 30Before him are Gideon Mantell, Salvadore Cammarano, Mirza Shafi Vazeh, Étienne Maurice Gérard, Augustus Pugin, and Prince Paul of Württemberg. After him are Matthias Castrén, John Lloyd Stephens, Carl Borivoj Presl, Bernardino Drovetti, Louisa Adams, and Vincenzo Gioberti.

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Among people born in Iran, Amir Kabir ranks 215 out of 463Before him are Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (1940), Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Subh-i-Azal (1831), and Ibn al-Faqih (null). After him are Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Mostafa Chamran (1932), and Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Amir Kabir ranks 116Before him are Fazlollah Zahedi (1897), Azarmidokht (null), Lotf Ali Khan (1769), Morteza Motahhari (1919), Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), and Mithridates IV of Parthia (null). After him are Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), Mostafa Chamran (1932), Mohammad Beheshti (1928), Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), and Aga Khan I (1800).