Jahan Shah

1397 - 1467

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Muzaffar al-Din Jahan Shah ibn Yusuf (Persian: جهان شاه; Azerbaijani: Cahanşah جهان شاه; 1397 in Khoy or 1405 in Mardin – 30 October or 11 November 1467 in Bingöl) was the leader of the Qara Qoyunlu Oghuz Turkic tribal confederacy in Azerbaijan and Arran who reigned c. 1438 – 1467. During his reign he managed to expand the Qara Qoyunlu's territory to its largest extent, including Eastern Anatolia, most of present-day Iraq, central Iran, and even eventually Kerman. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jahan Shah has received more than 138,451 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jahan Shah is the 3,599th most popular politician (up from 3,666th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Iran and the 78th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Jahan Shah ranks 3,599 out of 19,576Before him are Wamba, Haitham bin Tariq, Emperor Ningzong, Adad-nirari II, Wang Yi, and Ferdinand II of Naples. After him are Liutprand of Cremona, Grigory Orlov, Sobhuza II, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Mohammad Najibullah, and Benny Gantz.

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Among people born in 1397, Jahan Shah ranks 8Before him are Pope Nicholas V, Guillaume Du Fay, Albert II of Germany, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Hacı I Giray, and Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy. After him are Chimalpopoca, Baysunghur, Tlacaelel, Alexander I Aldea, Louis, Duke of Guyenne, and Nicolò Marcello. Among people deceased in 1467, Jahan Shah ranks 3Before him are Philip the Good, and Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress. After him are John, Count of Angoulême, Sayf al-Din Khushqadam, Jöns Bengtsson Oxenstierna, Hans Multscher, and Michael Critobulus.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Jahan Shah ranks 133 out of 631Before him are Tahmasp II (1704), Istakhri (850), Anastasius of Persia (550), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), Mulla Sadra (1571), and Sibawayh (760). After him are Piruz Nahavandi (700), Safi-ad-din Ardabili (1252), Ali Shariati (1933), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Arsaces I of Parthia (-280), and Datis (-600).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Jahan Shah ranks 78Before him are Abbas III (1732), Vologases I of Parthia (1), Sultan Husayn (1668), Tahmasp II (1704), Istakhri (850), and Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100). After him are Arsaces I of Parthia (-280), Osroes I (50), Suleiman of Persia (1647), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Teispes (-675), and Phraates IV (-90).