Nur Jahan

1577 - 1645

Photo of Nur Jahan

Icon of person Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan (born Mehr-un-Nissa, c. 1577 – 18 December 1645) was the twentieth (and last) wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir and is considered by historians to have been the real power behind the throne for much of her husband's reign. Nur Jahan was born Mehr-un-Nissa, the daughter of a Grand Vizier (Minister) who served under Akbar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nur Jahan has received more than 1,767,930 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Nur Jahan is the 289th most popular companion (down from 235th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 21st in 2019) and the most popular Afghan Companion.

Nur Jahan was a powerful Mughal empress who was married to Emperor Jahangir. She was one of the most powerful women in the world at the time, and is most famous for her contribution to the building of the Taj Mahal.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Nur Jahans by language


Among companions, Nur Jahan ranks 289 out of 687Before her are Dorothea of Brandenburg, Elizabeth of Bohemia, Berengaria of Portugal, Laura Bush, Anna Porphyrogenita, and Rosalynn Carter. After her are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Adelaide of Aquitaine, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Charles Lightoller, Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, and Queen Rania of Jordan.

Most Popular Companions in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1577, Nur Jahan ranks 6Before her are Peter Paul Rubens, Christian IV of Denmark, Beatrice Cenci, François Leclerc du Tremblay, and Piet Pieterszoon Hein. After her are Paul Guldin, Cristofano Allori, Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Scipione Borghese, Dmitry Pozharsky, and Jacob Cats. Among people deceased in 1645, Nur Jahan ranks 8Before her are Miyamoto Musashi, Michael of Russia, William Laud, Li Zicheng, Francisco de Quevedo, and Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares. After her are Marie de Gournay, Anthony van Diemen, Feng Menglong, Eudoxia Streshneva, and William Lawes.

Others Born in 1577

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1645

Go to all Rankings

In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Nur Jahan ranks 27 out of 108Before her are Abu Maʿshar (787), Sultan Husayn Bayqara (1438), Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Heracles of Macedon (-327), and Ashraf Ghani (1949). After her are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), Mohammad Najibullah (1947), Mohammed Omar (1962), Moinuddin Chishti (1142), Khalil Sultan (1384), and Muhammad of Ghor (1160).

Among COMPANIONS In Afghanistan

Among companions born in Afghanistan, Nur Jahan ranks 1