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Ghiyath ud-din Baysunghur, commonly known as Baysonqor or Baysongor, Baysonghor or (incorrectly) as Baysunqar, also called Sultan Bāysonḡor Bahādor Khan (1397–1433) was a prince of the Timurid dynasty. He was known as a patron of arts and architecture, the leading patron of the Persian miniature in Iran, commissioning the Baysunghur Shahnameh and other works, as well as being a prominent calligrapher. Baysunghur was a son of Shah Rukh, the ruler of Iran and Transoxiana, and Shah Rukh's most prominent wife, Gawhar Shad.In the view of modern historians, Baysunghur was actually a better statesman than his more famous elder brother, Ulugh Beg, who inherited Shah Rukh's throne, but who "must have envied his younger brother, Baisunghur, whom his father never saddled with major responsibilities, which left him free to build his elegant madrasas in Herat, gather his ancient books, assemble his artists, and drink". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baysunghur has received more than 23,850 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 16 in 2019). Baysunghur is the 8,073rd most popular politician (down from 7,927th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 54th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Baysunghur ranks 8,073 out of 15,577Before him are Hitoshi Ashida, Alfred Meyer, Chen Gongbo, Nikolay Chkheidze, Sen Katayama, and Hat Hor. After him are Frederick III, Duke of Austria, Vladimir Kokovtsov, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Julius Raab, Ashraf Hotak, and Francisco Morales Bermúdez.

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Among people born in 1397, Baysunghur ranks 11Before him are Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Hacı I Giray, Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy, Jahan Shah, Chimalpopoca, and Francesco Squarcione. After him are Tlacaelel, Louis, Duke of Guyenne, Alexander I Aldea, and Nicolò Marcello. Among people deceased in 1433, Baysunghur ranks 6Before him are Zheng He, John I of Portugal, Lê Lợi, Emperor Go-Komatsu, and Lidwina. After him are Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany and Nicholas II Garai.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Baysunghur ranks 69 out of 145Before him are Abdul Ali Mazari (1946), Ibn Hibban (883), Saman Khuda (701), Eucratides I (-170), Jalal-ud-din Khalji (1220), and Kujula Kadphises (20). After him are Ashraf Hotak (1700), Mohammad Yaqub Khan (1849), Ahmad Zahir (1946), Mirwais Hotak (1673), Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji (1101), and Afghan Girl (1972).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Baysunghur ranks 52Before him are Diodotus II (-252), Abdul Ali Mazari (1946), Saman Khuda (701), Eucratides I (-170), Jalal-ud-din Khalji (1220), and Kujula Kadphises (20). After him are Ashraf Hotak (1700), Mohammad Yaqub Khan (1849), Mirwais Hotak (1673), Zalmay Khalilzad (1951), Wazir Akbar Khan (1816), and Heliocles I (-200).