Nader Shah

1688 - 1747

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Nader Shah Afshar (Persian: نادر شاه افشار; August 1688 – 19 June 1747) was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty of Iran and one of the most powerful rulers in Iranian history, ruling as shah of Iran (Persia) from 1736 to 1747, when he was assassinated during a rebellion. He fought numerous campaigns throughout the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia, such as the battles of Herat, Mihmandust, Murche-Khort, Kirkuk, Yeghevārd, Khyber Pass, Karnal, and Kars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nader Shah has received more than 2,722,889 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Nader Shah is the 551st most popular politician (down from 487th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Iran (down from 21st in 2019) and the 10th most popular Iranian Politician.

Nader Shah was a Persian ruler who invaded and conquered much of the Mughal Empire in 1738. He was most famous for his military conquests.

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Over the past year Nader Shah has had the most page views in the with 686,027 views, followed by English (466,578), and Russian (83,585). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (305.85%), Azerbaijani (206.03%), and Greek (141.69%)


Among politicians, Nader Shah ranks 551 out of 19,576Before him are Charles the Simple, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Abdulmejid II, Emperor Wu of Han, Elena Ceaușescu, and George IV of the United Kingdom. After him are Menes, Vytautas, Richard II of England, Ngo Dinh Diem, Suharto, and Emperor Gaozu of Han.

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Among people born in 1688, Nader Shah ranks 2Before him is Frederick William I of Prussia. After him are Emanuel Swedenborg, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Gyeongjong of Joseon, Juraj Jánošík, Maria Luisa of Savoy, Alexander Pope, James Francis Edward Stuart, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pierre de Marivaux, and Stede Bonnet. Among people deceased in 1747, Nader Shah ranks 1After him are Amaro Pargo, Alain-René Lesage, Alessandro Marcello, Catherine Opalińska, Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Giovanni Bononcini, Giuseppe Crespi, Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, and Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues.

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Among people born in Iran, Nader Shah ranks 26 out of 631Before him are Malik-Shah I (1055), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Tughril (990), Al-Tabari (839), Bodhidharma (483), and Tahmasp I (1514). After him are Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Khosrow I (501), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Reza Shah (1878), Salman the Persian (568), and Ferdowsi (940).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Nader Shah ranks 10Before him are Ali Khamenei (1939), Darius III (-380), Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Tahmasp I (1514). After him are Khosrow I (501), Reza Shah (1878), Hassan Rouhani (1948), Darius II (-475), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Antiochus III the Great (-241).