1508 - 1556

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Nasir al-Din Muhammad (6 March 1508 – 27 January 1556), commonly known by his regnal name Humayun (Persian pronunciation: [hu.mɑː.juːn]), was the second Mughal emperor, who ruled over territory in what is now Eastern Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Northern India, and Pakistan from 1530 to 1540 and again from 1555 to his death in 1556. At the time of his death, the Mughal Empire spanned almost one million square kilometers. On 26 December 1530, Humayun succeeded his father Babur to the throne of Delhi as ruler of the Mughal territories in the Indian subcontinent. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Humayun has received more than 5,494,664 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Humayun is the 1,009th most popular politician (up from 1,665th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 18th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Afghan Politician.

Humayun was a Mughal emperor who ruled from 1530 to 1556. He is most famous for his tomb in Delhi, which is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

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Among politicians, Humayun ranks 1,009 out of 19,576Before him are Pietro Badoglio, Alexander Kolchak, Isaac II Angelos, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and Asa of Judah. After him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Jerry Brown, Anton Drexler, Frederick III of Denmark, and Jiang Qing.

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Among people born in 1508, Humayun ranks 3Before him are Andrea Palladio, and Jane Seymour. After him are Nikola IV Zrinski, Pieter Aertsen, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Primož Trubar, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Marin Držić, Gemma Frisius, and Nicolás Monardes. Among people deceased in 1556, Humayun ranks 3Before him are Ignatius of Loyola, and Fuzûlî. After him are Pietro Aretino, Lorenzo Lotto, Thomas Cranmer, Martin Agricola, Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Maximus the Greek, Saitō Dōsan, Tullia d'Aragona, and Richard Chancellor.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Humayun ranks 7 out of 177Before him are Rumi (1207), Al-Farabi (872), Abbas the Great (1571), Roxana (-347), Hamid Karzai (1957), and Abu Dawood (817). After him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Humayun ranks 3Before him are Abbas the Great (1571), and Hamid Karzai (1957). After him are Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Muhammad of Ghor (1160), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Amanullah Khan (1892), Babrak Karmal (1929), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), and Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909).