1508 - 1556

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Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad (Persian: نصیرالدین محمد, romanized: Nasīr-ad-Dīn Muhammad; 6th March 1508 – 27th January 1556), better known by his regnal name, Humayun (Persian: همایون, romanized: Humāyūn), was the second emperor of the Mughal Empire, who ruled over territory in what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, and Bangladesh from 1530 to 1540 and again from 1555 to 1556. Like his father, Babur, he lost his kingdom early but regained it with the aid of the Safavid dynasty of Persia, with additional territory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Humayun has received more than 3,965,179 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Humayun is the 1,220th most popular politician (down from 1,111th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 6th 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 1,220 out of 15,710Before him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Baldwin I, Latin Emperor, Philippikos Bardanes, and Ephialtes of Trachis. After him are 2nd Dalai Lama, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nitocris, Margaret of Anjou, and Samo.

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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, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Primož Trubar, Marin Držić, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, and Gemma Frisius. Among people deceased in 1556, Humayun ranks 4Before him are Ignatius of Loyola, Fuzûlî, and Pietro Aretino. After him are Lorenzo Lotto, Thomas Cranmer, Saitō Dōsan, Martin Agricola, Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Maximus the Greek, Richard Chancellor, and Hemu.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Humayun ranks 8 out of 108Before him are Abbas the Great (1571), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837), Jami (1414), and Abu Dawood (817). After him are Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), and Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909).

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 Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953), Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940), Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), and Amanullah Khan (1892).