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Karim Khan Zand

1705 - 1779

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Mohammad Karim Khan Zand (Persian: محمدکریم خان زند, romanized: Mohammad Karīm Khân-e Zand; c. 1705 – 1779) was the founder of the Zand Dynasty, ruling from 1751 to 1779. He ruled all of Iran (Persia) except for Khorasan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karim Khan Zand has received more than 209,453 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Karim Khan Zand is the 3,547th most popular politician (down from 3,097th in 2019), the 127th most popular biography from Iran (down from 105th in 2019) and the 71st most popular Iranian Politician.

Karim Khan Zand was a 17th century Persian ruler who was the founder of the Zand dynasty. He is most famous for successfully defending Iran against the invasion of the Afghans in 1759.

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Among politicians, Karim Khan Zand ranks 3,547 out of 15,577Before him are Švitrigaila, Emperor Richū, Leopold VI, Duke of Austria, Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Al-Mutawakkil III, and Emund the Old. After him are Georges Ernest Boulanger, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Helenus, James Macpherson, Olaf III of Norway, and Alfred Moisiu.

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Among people born in 1705, Karim Khan Zand ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement XIV and Farinelli. After him are Leopold Joseph von Daun, Charles-André van Loo, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, David Hartley, Jacques-François Blondel, Peter Artedi, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Gerhard Friedrich Müller, and Philipp Stamma. Among people deceased in 1779, Karim Khan Zand ranks 6Before him are James Cook, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, and Thomas Chippendale. After him are John Kay, Casimir Pulaski, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, and Louis de Jaucourt.

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Among people born in Iran, Karim Khan Zand ranks 127 out of 528Before him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri (1942), Istakhri (850), Sasan (200), Suleiman of Persia (1647), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), and Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815). After him are Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853), Ebrahim Raisi (1960), Sultan Husayn (1668), Arsaces I of Parthia (-280), Vologases I of Parthia (1), and Jahan Shah (1397).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Karim Khan Zand ranks 71Before him are Mohammad-Ali Rajai (1933), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), Istakhri (850), and Suleiman of Persia (1647). After him are Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853), Ebrahim Raisi (1960), Sultan Husayn (1668), Arsaces I of Parthia (-280), Vologases I of Parthia (1), and Jahan Shah (1397).