1618 - 1707

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Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad (Persian: محی‌الدین محمد) (3 November 1618 – 3 March 1707), commonly known by the sobriquet Aurangzeb (Persian: اورنگزیب, lit. 'Ornament of the Throne') or by his regnal title Alamgir (Persian: "Conqueror of the World"), was the sixth Mughal emperor, who ruled over almost the entire Indian subcontinent for a period of 49 years. Widely considered to be the last effective ruler of the Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb compiled the Fatawa-e-Alamgiri, and was among the few monarchs to have fully established Sharia law and Islamic economics throughout the Indian subcontinent. He was an accomplished military leader whose rule has been the subject of praise, though he has also been described as the most controversial ruler in Indian history.He was a notable expansionist; during his reign, the Mughal Empire reached its great extent, ruling over nearly all of the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aurangzeb has received more than 7,707,377 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Aurangzeb is the 884th most popular politician (down from 752nd in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from India (up from 25th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Politician.

Aurangzeb is most famous for being a Muslim emperor who ruled India and Pakistan from 1658 to 1707. He was the last of the Mughal emperors.

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Among politicians, Aurangzeb ranks 884 out of 15,710Before him are Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Clara Petacci, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Marcian, Michael II, and Chun Doo-hwan. After him are Tullus Hostilius, Balbinus, Charles XV of Sweden, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, William III of the Netherlands, and Julius Streicher.

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Among people born in 1618, Aurangzeb ranks 1After him are Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Elisabeth of the Palatinate, Hishikawa Moronobu, François Blondel, François Pierre La Varenne, Jan Dirksz Both, Juraj Križanić, Peter Lely, Michiel Sweerts, Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, and Vittoria Farnese. Among people deceased in 1707, Aurangzeb ranks 3Before him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan and Dieterich Buxtehude. After him are Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Ahmad Khani, Jean Mabillon, Shitao, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christoph Cellarius, Johann Christoph Denner, Jeremiah Clarke, and Zheng Keshuang.

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Among people born in India, Aurangzeb ranks 24 out of 1,227Before him are Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895), Sathya Sai Baba (1926), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Adi Shankara (788), Bodhidharma (483), and Kabir (1440). After him are Brahmagupta (598), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), and Alauddin Khalji (1266).


Among politicians born in India, Aurangzeb ranks 7Before him are Ashoka (-304), A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931), Jawaharlal Nehru (1889), Indira Gandhi (1917), Shivaji (1627), and Chandragupta Maurya (-340). After him are Rani of Jhansi (1828), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Rama (null), Alauddin Khalji (1266), and Jahangir (1569).