1569 - 1627

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Nur-ud-Din Muhammad Salim (31 August 1569 – 28 October 1627), known by his imperial name Jahangir (Persian pronunciation: [d͡ʒa.hɑːn.ˈɡiːɾ]; lit. 'Conqueror of the World'), was the fourth Mughal Emperor, who ruled from 1605 till his death in 1627. Born Prince Salim, he was the third and only surviving son of Emperor Akbar and his chief empress, Mariam-uz-Zamani. Akbar's quest for a successor took him to visit the Hazrat Ishaan and Salim Chishti, Sufi saints who prophesied the birth of three sons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jahangir has received more than 9,190,238 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Jahangir is the 824th most popular politician (up from 1,131st in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from India (up from 38th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Indian Politician.

Jahangir was most famous for being the son of Akbar and the father of Shah Jahan. He was also known for being a great poet and patron of the arts.

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Among politicians, Jahangir ranks 824 out of 19,576Before him are Ardashir I, Bashar al-Assad, Habib Bourguiba, Kurt Waldheim, Arthur Henderson, and Ivan VI of Russia. After him are Todor Zhivkov, Vajiralongkorn, Christian VIII of Denmark, Berke, Ilham Aliyev, and Constantine II.

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Among people born in 1569, Jahangir ranks 1After him are Ambrogio Spinola, 1st Marquess of Balbases, Giambattista Marino, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma, Boşnak Derviş Mehmed Pasha, Yodo-dono, Frans Pourbus the Younger, Friedrich Kettler, Heo Gyun, Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, and Antonio Marcello Barberini. Among people deceased in 1627, Jahangir ranks 1After him are Frederick de Houtman, Tianqi Emperor, Luis de Góngora, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Wei Zhongxian, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Francesco Maria del Monte, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Juan Sánchez Cotán, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, and Olivier van Noort.

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In India

Among people born in India, Jahangir ranks 29 out of 1,861Before him are Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), Valmiki (-80), Kālidāsa (400), Aryabhata (476), Sariputta (-568), and Salman Rushdie (1947). After him are Adi Shankara (788), Aishwarya Rai (1973), Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Salman Khan (1965), and Brahmagupta (598).


Among politicians born in India, Jahangir ranks 11Before him are B. R. Ambedkar (1891), Shivaji (1627), Indira Gandhi (1917), Chandragupta Maurya (-340), Subhas Chandra Bose (1897), and Sariputta (-568). After him are Aurangzeb (1618), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Rani of Jhansi (1828), Alauddin Khalji (1266), Tipu Sultan (1750), and Vallabhbhai Patel (1875).