Dost Mohammad Khan

1793 - 1863

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Emir Dost Mohammad Khan Barakzai (Pashto/Dari: دوست محمد خان بارکزی; December 23, 1793 – June 9, 1863), nicknamed the Amir-i Kabir, was the founder of the Barakzai dynasty and one of the prominent rulers of Afghanistan during the First Anglo-Afghan War. With the decline of the Durrani dynasty, he became the Emir of Afghanistan in 1826. He was the 11th son of Payendah Khan, chief of the Barakzai Pashtuns, who was killed in 1799 by King Zaman Shah Durrani.At the beginning of his rule, the Afghans lost their former stronghold of Peshawar Valley in March 1823 to the Sikh Khalsa Army of Ranjit Singh at the Battle of Nowshera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dost Mohammad Khan has received more than 303,026 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Dost Mohammad Khan is the 6,115th most popular politician (down from 5,446th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 36th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Dost Mohammad Khan ranks 6,115 out of 15,710Before him are Tvrtko II of Bosnia, Leszek the White, Frederick William, Duke of Courland, Titus Flavius Clemens, Ernst von Weizsäcker, and Muhyiddin Yassin. After him are Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria, Bohemond IV of Antioch, Jayavarman II, Leopold, Prince of Salerno, Otto Braun, and Princess Margaret of Prussia.

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Among people born in 1793, Dost Mohammad Khan ranks 14Before him are Karl Ludwig Hencke, Michel Chasles, Josef Ressel, Sam Houston, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, and Thomas Addison. After him are Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Charles Paul de Kock, Karl Lachmann, Philipp Veit, Constantine Kanaris, and Princess Caroline of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1863, Dost Mohammad Khan ranks 16Before him are Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Natalia Pushkina, Stonewall Jackson, Franz Xaver Gruber, and Sam Houston. After him are Radama II, Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, Eilhard Mitscherlich, Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony, and Auguste Bravais.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Dost Mohammad Khan ranks 41 out of 108Before him are Menander I (-190), Diodotus I (-285), Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006), Khaled Hosseini (1965), Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), and Tahir ibn Husayn (776). After him are Sanai (1080), Bairam Khan (1501), Abu Zayd al-Balkhi (850), Abu Sa'id Mirza (1424), Abu Sa'id Gardezi (1100), and Abdullah Abdullah (1960).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Dost Mohammad Khan ranks 31Before him are Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954), Menander I (-190), Diodotus I (-285), Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), and Tahir ibn Husayn (776). After him are Bairam Khan (1501), Abu Sa'id Mirza (1424), Abdullah Abdullah (1960), Muhammad Shah (1702), Inayatullah Khan (1888), and Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar (840).