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Bahadur Shah Zafar

1775 - 1862

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Bahadur Shah II, usually referred to by his poetic title Bahadur Shah Zafar (Persian pronunciation: [bahɑːduɾ ʃɑːh zafaɾ]; Zafar lit. Victory) was born Mirza Abu Zafar Siraj-ud-din Muhammad (24 October 1775 – 7 November 1862) and was the twentieth and last Mughal Emperor as well as an Urdu poet. He was the second son and the successor to his father, Akbar II, who died on 28 September 1837. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bahadur Shah Zafar has received more than 2,867,863 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Bahadur Shah Zafar is the 2,204th most popular politician (up from 2,498th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from India (down from 77th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Indian Politician.

Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal emperor of India. He is most famous for being the emperor during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, which was a rebellion against the British East India Company.

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Among politicians, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 2,204 out of 15,577Before him are Risto Ryti, Fuad Masum, Lugal-zage-si, Moshe Katsav, Ajax the Lesser, and Sigismund of Burgundy. After him are Leopold V, Duke of Austria, Francisco Solano López, Radu cel Frumos, Pedro V of Portugal, Empress Go-Sakuramachi, and Jang Song-thaek.

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Among people born in 1775, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 8Before him are André-Marie Ampère, J. M. W. Turner, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Eugène François Vidocq, and Lucien Bonaparte. After him are Ching Shih, Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, Georg Friedrich Grotefend, Étienne-Louis Malus, and Adam Albert von Neipperg. Among people deceased in 1862, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 6Before him are Martin Van Buren, Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Colt, John Tyler, and Jean-Baptiste Biot. After him are James Clark Ross, Božena Němcová, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Fromental Halévy, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, and Karl Nesselrode.

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Among people born in India, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 78 out of 1,493Before him are Ravi Shankar (1920), Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Mahavatar Babaji (1900), and Mumtaz Mahal (1593). After him are Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Ajatashatru (-500), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Sri Aurobindo (1872), Sher Shah Suri (1486), and Vātsyāyana (300).


Among politicians born in India, Bahadur Shah Zafar ranks 24Before him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), and Rajiv Gandhi (1944). After him are Ajatashatru (-500), Sher Shah Suri (1486), Chandragupta II (400), Vishvamitra (-2000), Maharana Pratap (1540), and Razia Sultana (1205).