Mahmud Hotak

1697 - 1725

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Shāh Mahmūd Hotak, (Pashto/Dari: شاه محمود هوتک), also known as Shāh Mahmūd Ghiljī (شاه محمود غلجي) (lived 1697 – April 22, 1725), was an Afghan ruler of the Hotak dynasty who overthrew the heavily declined Safavid dynasty to briefly become the king of Persia from 1722 until his death in 1725. He was the eldest son of Mirwais Hotak, the chief of the Ghilji Pashtun tribe of Afghanistan and Pakistan, who had made the Kandahar region independent from Persian rule in 1709. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahmud Hotak has received more than 125,315 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Mahmud Hotak is the 5,846th most popular politician (up from 5,980th in 2019).

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Among politicians, Mahmud Hotak ranks 5,846 out of 15,710Before him are Diego, Prince of Asturias, Ōyama Iwao, Tokugawa Ietsuna, Hantili I, Janusz Radziwiłł, and Mirjana Marković. After him are Kiichi Miyazawa, Jovinus, Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, Tự Đức, Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, and Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York.

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Among people born in 1697, Mahmud Hotak ranks 9Before him are Antoine François Prévost, William Hogarth, Johann Joachim Quantz, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco. After him are Faustina Bordoni, Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand, and Joseph François Dupleix. Among people deceased in 1725, Mahmud Hotak ranks 4Before him are Peter the Great, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Chikamatsu Monzaemon. After him are Arai Hakuseki, Jonathan Wild, José Benito de Churriguera, and Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani.

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