Bahadur Shah Zafar

1775 - 1862

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Bahadur Shah Zafar or Bahadur Shah II (Persian: بهادرشاه ظفر‎) (born as Mirza Abu Zafar Siraj-ud-din Muhammad) (24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862) was the last Mughal emperor. He was the second son of and became the successor to his father, Akbar II, upon his death on 28 September 1837. He was a nominal Emperor, as the Mughal Empire existed in name only and his authority was limited only to the walled city of Old Delhi (Shahjahanbad). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bahadur Shah Zafar has received more than 1,747,783 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Bahadur Shah Zafar is the 2,503rd most popular politician (up from 2,530th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from India (up from 78th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 2,503 out of 15,710. Before him are Shalmaneser I, Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Childebert II, Constantine III, Karl Carstens, and Gennady Yanayev. After him are Ptolemy Philadelphus, Franz Ziereis, Dagobert II, Werner von Haeften, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and Catherine Pavlovna of Russia.

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Among people born in 1775, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 8Before him are André-Marie Ampère, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, J. M. W. Turner, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, and Lucien Bonaparte. After him are Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Ching Shih, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Étienne-Louis Malus, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, and François-Adrien Boieldieu. Among people deceased in 1862, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 7Before him are Martin Van Buren, Henry David Thoreau, John Tyler, Samuel Colt, Jean-Baptiste Biot, and James Clark Ross. After him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Fromental Halévy, Božena Němcová, Karl Nesselrode, and Hon'inbō Shūsaku.

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Among people born in India, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 77 out of 1,227. Before him are Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), Ronald Ross (1857), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Satyendra Nath Bose (1894). After him are Vyasa (-390), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), and Satyajit Ray (1921).


Among politicians born in India, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 24Before him are Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Harsha (590), Śuddhodana (-590), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Rajiv Gandhi (1944). After him are Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), Bindusara (-320), Ajatashatru (-500), and Rajendra Prasad (1884).