Safi of Persia

1611 - 1642

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Sam Mirza (Persian: سام میرزا) (1611 – 12 May 1642), known by his dynastic name of Shah Safi (Persian: شاه صفی), was the sixth shah of Safavid Iran, ruling from 1629 to 1642. Abbas the Great was succeeded by his grandson, Safi. A reclusive and passive character, Safi was unable to fill the power vacuum which his grandfather had left behind. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Safi of Persia has received more than 186,301 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Safi of Persia is the 2,704th most popular politician (down from 2,114th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Iran and the 62nd most popular Iranian Politician.

The Safavid dynasty ruled Persia from 1501 to 1722. The Safavid Empire was one of the most powerful empires in the world. They were known for their military strength and for their cultural and artistic achievements.

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Over the past year Safi of Persia has had the most page views in the with 65,939 views, followed by English (33,459), and Turkish (11,392). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (66.55%), Tajik (55.36%), and Kurdish (Sorani) (50.30%)


Among politicians, Safi of Persia ranks 2,704 out of 19,576Before him are Creoda of Mercia, John I of Aragon, Admetus, Alfred Hugenberg, Prithviraj Chauhan, and Senedj. After him are Maxim Litvinov, Joanna II of Naples, Henry III of Castile, Dionysius II of Syracuse, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, and Mithridates I of Parthia.

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Among people born in 1611, Safi of Persia ranks 7Before him are Pope Innocent XI, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan, Chongzhen Emperor, Evliya Çelebi, Johannes Hevelius, and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne. After him are Marie Louise Gonzaga, Cecilia Renata of Austria, Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Jan Fyt, Antonio de Pereda, and Carlo Rainaldi. Among people deceased in 1642, Safi of Persia ranks 6Before him are Galileo Galilei, Cardinal Richelieu, Marie de' Medici, Guido Reni, and Saskia van Uylenburgh. After him are Dmitry Pozharsky, Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis of Cinq-Mars, Pieter van Laer, Friedrich Kettler, Frans Francken the Younger, and Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Safi of Persia ranks 106 out of 631Before him are Bahram Chobin (600), Muhammad I Tapar (1082), Shahnaz Pahlavi (1940), Yazdegerd I (400), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), and Orodes II (-70). After him are Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), and Yazdegerd II (500).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Safi of Persia ranks 62Before him are Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Muhammad I Tapar (1082), Yazdegerd I (400), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), and Orodes II (-70). After him are Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Qazi Muhammad (1893), Yazdegerd II (500), Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), and Bardiya (-580).