Khosrow I

501 - 579

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Khosrow I (also spelled Khosrau, Xusro or Cosroe; Middle Persian: 𐭧𐭥𐭮𐭫𐭥𐭣𐭩‎; New Persian: خسرو [xosˈroʊ̯]), traditionally known by his epithet of Anushirvan (انوشيروان [ænuːʃi:rˈvɔːn] "the Immortal Soul"), was the Sasanian King of Kings of Iran from 531 to 579. He was the son and successor of Kavad I (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khosrow I has received more than 421,093 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Khosrow I is the 584th most popular politician (up from 640th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Iran (up from 26th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Politician.

Khosrow I was the king of Persia from 531-579 AD. He is most famous for his conquest of the Byzantine Empire and his introduction of Zoroastrianism as the state religion.

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Among politicians, Khosrow I ranks 584 out of 15,710Before him are Hafsa Sultan, Norodom Sihanouk, Kim Dae-jung, Robert F. Kennedy, Licinius, and Georgi Dimitrov. After him are Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Constantine I of Greece, Hans Frank, Andromache, Tahmasp I, and Władysław II Jagiełło.

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Among people born in 501, Khosrow I ranks 1After him are Imru' al-Qais, Stephanus of Byzantium, Pyeongwon of Goguryeo, Daṇḍin, Anwon of Goguryeo, Áedán mac Gabráin, Bridei I, Gabrán mac Domangairt, Æscwine of Essex, Adda of Bernicia, and Nechtan nepos Uerb. Among people deceased in 579, Khosrow I ranks 1After him is Pope Benedict I.

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Among people born in Iran, Khosrow I ranks 23 out of 463Before him are Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Ferdowsi (940), Abu Nuwas (762), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), and Saadi Shirazi (1210). After him are Doris Lessing (1919), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Al-Tabari (839), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), and Reza Shah (1878).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Khosrow I ranks 8Before him are Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), and Cambyses II (-550). After him are Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), Farah Pahlavi (1938), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Antiochus III the Great (-241).