Mas'ud I of Ghazni

998 - 1041

Mas'ud I of Ghazni

Mas'ud I of Ghazni (Persian: مسعود غزنوی‎), known as Amīr-i Shahīd (امیر شهید; "the martyr king") (998 – 17 January 1040), was sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire from 1030 to 1040. He rose to power by seizing the Ghaznavid throne from his younger twin Mohammad, who had been nominated as the heir upon the death of their father Mahmud of Ghazni. His twin was shortly blinded and imprisoned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mas'ud I of Ghazni has received more than 63,812 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,447th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mas'ud I of Ghazni ranks 8,413 out of 14,801Before him are Henry Percy, Sosurim of Goguryeo, Pietro Grimani, Yekuno Amlak, Gabriel Almond, and Ahmed Jibril. After him are Duke Louis of Württemberg, Kiến Phúc, Alcetas II of Epirus, Filipe Nyusi, Samsu-Ditana, and Acamas.

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Among people born in 998, Mas'ud I of Ghazni ranks 3Before him are George Maniakes and Berengar of Tours.  Among people deceased in 1041, Mas'ud I of Ghazni ranks 5Before him are Michael IV the Paphlagonian, Tancred of Hauteville, Peter Delyan, and Ingvar the Far-Travelled.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Mas'ud I of Ghazni ranks 53 out of 89Before him are Kujula Kadphises (20), Inayatullah Khan (1888), Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar (840), Abdullah Abdullah (1960), Anvari (1126), and Ahmad Zahir (1946). After him are Jalal-ud-din Khalji (1220), Demetrius I of Bactria (-300), Abdul Rahim Hatif (1926), Diodotus II (-252), Jalaluddin Haqqani (1939), and Mirwais Hotak (1673).