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Ardashir I

180 - 242

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Ardashir I (Middle Persian: 𐭠𐭥𐭲𐭧𐭱𐭲𐭥; Modern Persian: اردشیر پاپکان Ardašir Bābakān), also known as Ardashir the Unifier (180–242 AD), was the founder of the Sasanian Empire. He was also Ardashir V of the Kings of Persis, until he founded the new empire. After defeating the last Parthian shahanshah Artabanus IV on the Hormozdgan plain in 224, he overthrew the Parthian dynasty and established the Sasanian dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ardashir I has received more than 512,586 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Ardashir I is the 787th most popular politician (down from 747th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Iran (up from 37th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Iranian Politician.

Ardashir I is most famous for founding the Sasanian Empire, which was one of the most powerful empires in the world at the time.

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Among politicians, Ardashir I ranks 787 out of 15,577Before him are Publius Quinctilius Varus, Marwan I, Chlothar I, Ante Pavelić, Childeric I, and Henry III of England. After him are Julius Nepos, Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, Joan I of Navarre, Börte, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, and Shapur I.

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Among people born in 180, Ardashir I ranks 2Before him is Diogenes Laërtius. After him are Pope Callixtus I, Pope Anterus, Julia Soaemias, Eugenia of Rome, Julia Avita Mamaea, and Pope Heraclas of Alexandria. Among people deceased in 242, Ardashir I ranks 1After him is Ammonius Saccas.

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Among people born in Iran, Ardashir I ranks 36 out of 528Before him are Ferdowsi (940), Salman the Persian (568), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Reza Shah (1878), and Antiochus III the Great (-241). After him are Shapur I (150), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), and Cambyses I (-600).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Ardashir I ranks 16Before him are Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Khosrow I (501), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Antiochus III the Great (-241). After him are Shapur I (150), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Cambyses I (-600), Astyages (-700), Abolhassan Banisadr (1933), and Yazdegerd III (624).