Khosrow II

570 - 628

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Khosrow II (aka. Chosroes II in classical sources; Middle Persian: 𐭧𐭥𐭮𐭫𐭥𐭣𐭩‎; Modern Persian: Husrō), also known as Khosrow Parviz (New Persian: خسرو پرویز, "Khosrow the Victorious"), is considered to be the last great Sasanian king (shah) of Iran, ruling from 590 to 628, with an interruption of one year.Khosrow II was the son of Hormizd IV (reigned 579–590), and the grandson of Khosrow I (reigned 531–579). He was the last king of Iran to have a lengthy reign before the Muslim conquest of Iran, which began five years after his execution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Khosrow II has received more than 521,690 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Khosrow II is the 1,307th most popular politician (up from 1,368th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Iraq (up from 37th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Iraqi Politician.

Khosrow II is most famous for his victory over the Byzantine Empire in the Battle of Nineveh.

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Among politicians, Khosrow II ranks 1,307 out of 15,710Before him are Dolores Ibárruri, Gudea, Stephen, King of England, Zog I of Albania, Publius Cornelius Scipio, and Wenceslaus III of Bohemia. After him are Crazy Horse, Emperor Kōmei, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Alaric II, John VII Palaiologos, and Minamoto no Yoritomo.

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Among people born in 570, Khosrow II ranks 4Before him are Muhammad, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and Pope Adeodatus I. After him are Amr ibn Hishām, Ammar ibn Yasir, Childebert II, Theodelinda, Witteric, Al-A'sha, and Pybba of Mercia. Among people deceased in 628, Khosrow II ranks 1After him are Empress Suiko, Anastasius of Persia, Kavad II, Adaloald, and Umm Ruman.

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Among people born in Iraq, Khosrow II ranks 33 out of 300Before him are Idris (-3500), Jalal Talabani (1933), Ismail al-Jazari (1136), Ezra (-500), Ur-Nammu (-2200), and Gudea (-2200). After him are Al-Mu'tasim (796), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (1971), Enheduanna (-2300), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Möngke Khan (1209), and Ahmad Sanjar (1085).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Khosrow II ranks 16Before him are Sargon II (-750), Al-Ma'mun (786), Nur ad-Din (1116), Jalal Talabani (1933), Ur-Nammu (-2200), and Gudea (-2200). After him are Al-Mu'tasim (796), Naram-Sin of Akkad (-2254), Möngke Khan (1209), Ahmad Sanjar (1085), Shalmaneser III (-900), and Suleyman Shah (1178).