Muhammad Shah

1702 - 1748

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Mirza Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad Shah (born Roshan Akhtar; 7 August 1702 – 26 April 1748) was the thirteenth Mughal emperor from 1719 to 1748. He was son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah I. After being chosen by the Sayyid Brothers of Barha, he ascended the throne at the young age of 16, under their strict supervision. He later got rid of them with the help of Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I – Syed Hussain Ali Khan was murdered at Fatehpur Sikri in 1720 and Sayyid Hassan Ali Khan Barha was captured in battle in 1720 and fatally poisoned in 1722. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Shah has received more than 1,739,334 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Muhammad Shah is the 8,317th most popular politician (down from 6,510th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 56th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Muhammad Shah ranks 8,317 out of 19,576Before him are Leonid Krasin, Lakhdar Brahimi, Levan Tediashvili, Serdar Berdimuhamedow, Nicole Fontaine, and József Antall. After him are George Grenville, Bodawpaya, Pyotr Chaadayev, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, and Félix Malloum.

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Among people born in 1702, Muhammad Shah ranks 7Before him are Anne Bonny, Thomas Bayes, Emperor Nakamikado, Jean-Étienne Liotard, Maria Clementina Sobieska, and Legall de Kermeur. After him are Sava Petrović, Francesco Zuccarelli, Jacques Aved, Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden, William Fermor, and Jack Sheppard. Among people deceased in 1748, Muhammad Shah ranks 10Before him are Ewald Georg von Kleist, Abul Khair Khan, Johann Gottfried Walther, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Ebrahim Afshar. After him are Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, William Kent, Aleksei Chirikov, Otto Ferdinand von Abensperg und Traun, Isaac Watts, and James Thomson.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Muhammad Shah ranks 66 out of 177Before him are Kujula Kadphises (20), Baysunghur (1397), Ismail Khan (1946), Mirwais Hotak (1673), Ashraf Hotak (1700), and Ahmad Zahir (1946). After him are Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), Eucratides I (-170), Rabia Balkhi (1000), Khvandamir (1475), Jalaluddin Haqqani (1939), and Diodotus II (-252).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Muhammad Shah ranks 46Before him are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Jalal-ud-din Khalji (1220), Kujula Kadphises (20), Ismail Khan (1946), Mirwais Hotak (1673), and Ashraf Hotak (1700). After him are Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), Eucratides I (-170), Diodotus II (-252), Abdullah Abdullah (1960), Mohammad Afzal Khan (1811), and Diodotus I (-285).