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, political philosopher and vizier of the Seljuk Empire. Rising from a lowly position, he was 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" of Islamic history.One of his most important legacies was founding madrasa in cities throughout the Seljuk Empire. These were called nezamiyehs after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nizam al-Mulk has received more than 407,157 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Nizam al-Mulk is the 891st most popular politician (down from 879th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Iran (down from 40th in 2019) and the 18th 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 891 out of 15,710Before him are Tullus Hostilius, Balbinus, Charles XV of Sweden, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, William III of the Netherlands, and Julius Streicher. After him are Arthur Henderson, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, Pepi II Neferkare, Michael I Rangabe, Charles XI of Sweden, and Simeon I of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in 1018, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 1After him are Michael Psellos, Pope Victor II, Harthacnut, Jeongjong, 10th monarch of Goryeo, Bagrat IV of Georgia, 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, and Tzachas.

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Among people born in Iran, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 41 out of 463Before him are Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Tughril (990), Shapur I (150), and Nader Shah (1688). After him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Báb (1819), Astyages (-700), Cambyses I (-600), Yazdegerd III (624), and Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Nizam al-Mulk ranks 18Before him are Farah Pahlavi (1938), Malik-Shah I (1055), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), and Nader Shah (1688). After him are Hassan Rouhani (1948), Astyages (-700), Cambyses I (-600), Yazdegerd III (624), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), and Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247).