Muhammad Shah

1702 - 1748

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Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad Shah (Persian: ناصرالدین محمد شاه‎) (born Roshan Akhtar (Persian: روشن اختر‎)) (7 August 1702 – 26 April 1748) was the thirteenth Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1719 to 1748. He was son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah I. With the help of the Sayyid brothers, he ascended the throne at the young age of 17. He later got rid of them with the help of Asaf Jah I – Syed Hussain Ali Khan was murdered at Fatehpur Sikri in 1720 and Syed Hassan Ali Khan Barha was fatally poisoned in 1722. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad Shah has received more than 1,131,552 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Muhammad Shah is the 7,116th most popular politician (up from 7,150th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 43rd in 2019) and the 35th most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Muhammad Shah ranks 7,116 out of 15,710Before him are Juan Vicente Gómez, Eurydice I of Macedon, Dolon, Jean Rey, Thành Thái, and Antoine Gizenga. After him are An Shigao, Publius Decius Mus, Tung Chee-hwa, Jorge Alessandri, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, and William VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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Among people born in 1702, Muhammad Shah ranks 6Before him are Anne Bonny, Thomas Bayes, Emperor Nakamikado, Jean-Étienne Liotard, and Maria Clementina Sobieska. After him are Legall de Kermeur, William Fermor, Jack Sheppard, and Francesco Zuccarelli. Among people deceased in 1748, Muhammad Shah ranks 7Before him are Johann Bernoulli, Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, Ewald Georg von Kleist, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Johann Gottfried Walther. After him are Ebrahim Afshar, William Kent, Margravine Elisabeth Sophie of Brandenburg, Abul Khair Khan, Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Aleksei Chirikov.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Muhammad Shah ranks 48 out of 108Before him are Sanai (1080), Bairam Khan (1501), Abu Zayd al-Balkhi (850), Abu Sa'id Mirza (1424), Abu Sa'id Gardezi (1100), and Abdullah Abdullah (1960). After him are Inayatullah Khan (1888), Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar (840), Ashraf Hotak (1700), Kujula Kadphises (20), Mas'ud I of Ghazni (998), and Baysunghur (1397).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Muhammad Shah ranks 35Before him are Sibghatullah Mojaddedi (1925), Tahir ibn Husayn (776), Dost Mohammad Khan (1793), Bairam Khan (1501), Abu Sa'id Mirza (1424), and Abdullah Abdullah (1960). After him are Inayatullah Khan (1888), Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar (840), Ashraf Hotak (1700), Kujula Kadphises (20), Mas'ud I of Ghazni (998), and Baysunghur (1397).