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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 ,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 147,046 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mahmud Hotak is the 5,632nd most popular politician (up from 5,840th in 2019).

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  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.82

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Among politicians, Mahmud Hotak ranks 5,632 out of 15,577Before him are Demchugdongrub, Langdarma, Hwang Kyo-ahn, Abraham Kuyper, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours. After him are Double Falcon, Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa, Carl Johan Bernadotte, Aleida March, Ardo, and Pharnabazus II.

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Among people born in 1697, Mahmud Hotak ranks 8Before him are Canaletto, William Hogarth, Antoine François Prévost, Johann Joachim Quantz, Jean-Marie Leclair, and Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After him are Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, Nicola Salvi, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand. Among people deceased in 1725, Mahmud Hotak ranks 3Before him are Peter the Great and Alessandro Scarlatti. After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Arai Hakuseki, Christian August of Saxe-Zeitz, René de Froulay de Tessé, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, José Benito de Churriguera, and Jonathan Wild.

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