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Nizam al-Mulk

1018 - 1092

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Abu Ali Hasan ibn Ali Tusi (April 10, 1018 – October 14, 1092), better known by his honorific title of Nizam al-Mulk (Persian: نظام‌الملک, lit. 'Order of the Realm') was a Persian scholar, jurist, political philosopher and Vizier of the Seljuk Empire. Rising from a lowly position within the empire, he effectively became the de-facto ruler of the empire for 20 years after the assassination of Sultan Alp Arslan in 1072, serving as the archetypal "good vizier". Viewed by many historians as "the most important statesman in Islamic history", the policies implemented by Nizam al-Mulk would go on to remain as the basic foundation for administrative state structures in the Muslim world up until the 20th Century.One of his most important legacies was the founding of the madrasa system in cities across the Seljuk Empire which were called the Nizamiyyas after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nizam al-Mulk has received more than 522,905 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Nizam al-Mulk is the 545th most popular politician (up from 890th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Iran (up from 41st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Iranian Politician.

Nizam al-Mulk was a Persian scholar and vizier to the Seljuk Sultan Alp Arslan. He is most famous for his work, "The Book of Government or Rules for Kings," which is a political treatise that outlines how a ruler should govern.

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Among politicians, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 545 out of 15,577Before him are Rehoboam, Franz von Papen, Ahmose I, Emperor Wu of Han, Gideon, and Philip III of France. After him are Abdülaziz, Patrice Lumumba, John, King of England, Mahmoud Abbas, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, and Józef Piłsudski.

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Among people born in 1018, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 1After him are Harthacnut, Michael Psellos, Pope Victor II, Bagrat IV of Georgia, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, and Ermengarde of Anjou, Duchess of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1092, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 2Before him is Malik-Shah I. After him are Vratislaus II of Bohemia, Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia, Tzachas, and Philaretos Brachamios.

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Among people born in Iran, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 26 out of 528Before him are Abu Nuwas (762), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Tughril (990), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), and Al-Tabari (839). After him are Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Khosrow I (501), Darius II (-475), Ferdowsi (940), Salman the Persian (568), and Doris Lessing (1919).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 11Before him are Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), and Tahmasp I (1514). After him are Khosrow I (501), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), and Shapur I (150).