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Muhammad of Ghor

1160 - 1206

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Mu'izz ad-Din Muhammad ibn Sam (Persian: معز الدین محمد بن سام), also Mu'izz ad-Din Muhammad Ghori, also Ghūri (Persian: معز الدین محمد غوری) (1144 – March 15, 1206), commonly known as Muhammad of Ghor, also Ghūr, or Muhammad Ghori, also Ghūri, was a ruler from the Ghurid dynasty based in what is today Afghanistan who ruled from 1173 CE to 1206 CE. He extended the Ghurid dominions eastwards and laid the foundation of Islamic rule in the Indian Subcontinent, which lasted after him for nearly half a millennium. During his joint reign with his brother Ghiyasuddin Ghori (r. c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad of Ghor has received more than 2,834,725 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Muhammad of Ghor is the 4,240th most popular politician (down from 4,203rd in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 31st most popular Afghan Politician.

Muhammad of Ghor is most famous for conquering the Indian subcontinent and founding the Delhi Sultanate.

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Among politicians, Muhammad of Ghor ranks 4,240 out of 15,577Before him are Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, George II Rákóczi, João Lourenço, Enrico De Nicola, Charles, Prince of Viana, and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. After him are Rudolf Kirchschläger, Ramiro I of Asturias, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Ferdinand Buisson, and Rudolf Slánský.

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Among people born in 1160, Muhammad of Ghor ranks 7Before him are Pope Innocent III, Pope Gregory IX, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, Pérotin, Ali ibn al-Athir, and Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur. After him are Arnaud Amalric, Ma Yuan, Alys of France, Countess of Vexin, Hartmann von Aue, Dulce of Aragon, and Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen. Among people deceased in 1206, Muhammad of Ghor ranks 3Before him are Ismail al-Jazari and Adela of Champagne. After him are Amalric of Bena, Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khalji, and John X of Constantinople.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Muhammad of Ghor ranks 40 out of 145Before him are Menander I (-190), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Abu Maʿshar (787), Khalil Sultan (1384), and Inayatullah Khan (1888). After him are Ibn al-Rawandi (827), Jalaluddin Haqqani (1939), Mas'ud I of Ghazni (998), Sher Ali Khan (1825), Abdul Rahim Hatif (1926), and Bairam Khan (1501).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Muhammad of Ghor ranks 31Before him are Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Menander I (-190), Hibatullah Akhundzada (1961), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Khalil Sultan (1384), and Inayatullah Khan (1888). After him are Mas'ud I of Ghazni (998), Sher Ali Khan (1825), Abdul Rahim Hatif (1926), Bairam Khan (1501), Diodotus I (-285), and Tahir ibn Husayn (776).