Peroz I

500 - 484

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Peroz I (Middle Persian: 𐭯𐭩𐭫𐭥𐭰, romanized: Pērōz) was the Sasanian King of Kings (shahanshah) of Iran from 459 to 484. A son of Yazdegerd II (r. 438–457), he disputed the rule of his elder brother and incumbent king Hormizd III (r. 457–459), eventually seizing the throne after a two-year struggle. His reign was marked by war and famine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peroz I has received more than 176,902 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Peroz I is the 2,130th most popular politician (up from 2,312th in 2019).

Peroz I is most famous for his victory over the Ottoman Turks at the Battle of Chaldiran in 1514.

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Among politicians, Peroz I ranks 2,130 out of 19,576Before him are Heinrich Brüning, Zhu De, Alboin, Taksin, Ebrahim Raisi, and Milan I of Serbia. After him are Atia, Taichang Emperor, Charles Edward Stuart, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, William Longsword, and Sanakht.

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Among people born in 500, Peroz I ranks 6Before him are Procopius, Theodora, Totila, Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, and Pope Vigilius. After him are Basiliscus, Nonnus, Sigismund of Burgundy, Yazdegerd II, Ildico, and Gundobad. Among people deceased in 484, Peroz I ranks 2Before him is Euric. After him are Huneric, Emperor Seinei, Verina, Placidia, and Marcianus.

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