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Anawrahta Minsaw (Burmese: အနော်ရထာ မင်းစော, pronounced [ʔənɔ̀jətʰà mɪ́ɰ̃ sɔ́]; 11 May 1014 – 11 April 1077) was the founder of the Pagan Empire. Considered the father of the Burmese nation, Anawrahta turned a small principality in the dry zone of Upper Burma into the first Burmese Empire that formed the basis of modern-day Burma (Myanmar). Historically verifiable Burmese history begins with his accession to the Pagan throne in 1044.Anawrahta unified the entire Irrawaddy valley for the first time in history, and placed peripheral regions such as the Shan States and Arakan (Rakhine) under Pagan's suzerainty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anawrahta has received more than 209,765 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Anawrahta is the 4,544th most popular politician (up from 5,231st in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Myanmar (Burma) (up from 11th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Burmese Politician.

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Among politicians, Anawrahta ranks 4,544 out of 15,710Before him are László Sólyom, Sten Sture the Younger, Gunther, Josef Bühler, Gaston Thorn, and Ricardo Lagos. After him are Hetepheres II, Giovanni Sforza, Frederick II, Elector of Brandenburg, Rudolf Brandt, Julia Flavia, and Theobald II of Navarre.

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Among people born in 1015, Anawrahta ranks 3Before him are Harald Hardrada and Michael V Kalaphates. After him are Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, John Komnenos, and Ermesinda of Bigorre. Among people deceased in 1077, Anawrahta ranks 3Before him are Géza I of Hungary and Agnes of Poitou. After him are Sviatoslav II of Kiev, Andronikos Doukas, Zhang Zai, and Abu'l-Fadl Bayhaqi.

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In Myanmar (Burma)

Among people born in Myanmar (Burma), Anawrahta ranks 9 out of 26Before him are Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), and Thein Sein (1944). After him are Alaungpaya (1714), Saki (1870), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), Nick Drake (1948), and Thibaw Min (1859).

Among POLITICIANS In Myanmar (Burma)

Among politicians born in Myanmar (Burma), Anawrahta ranks 8Before him are Aung San (1915), Than Shwe (1933), U Nu (1907), Bayinnaung (1516), Ne Win (1910), and Thein Sein (1944). After him are Alaungpaya (1714), Htin Kyaw (1946), Diana Abgar (1859), Thibaw Min (1859), Win Myint (1951), and Bodawpaya (1745).