Shah Jahan

1592 - 1666

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Shihab al-Din Muhammad Khurram (Persian: شهاب الدين محمد خرم, romanized: Shihāb al-Dīn Muḥammad Khurram; 5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666), better known by his regnal name Shah Jahan (Persian: شاه جهان; lit. 'King of the World'), was the fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire, reigning from January 1628 until July 1658. Under his emperorship, the Mughals reached the peak of their architectural achievements and cultural glory. The third son of Jahangir (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shah Jahan has received more than 7,843,388 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Shah Jahan is the 471st most popular politician (down from 426th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Pakistan and the 2nd most popular Pakistani Politician.

Shah Jahan was the emperor of the Mughal Empire from 1628-1658. He is most famous for building the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

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Among politicians, Shah Jahan ranks 471 out of 15,710Before him are Albert II of Germany, Alexander Lukashenko, Atahualpa, Gaiseric, Rudolf Höss, and Severus Alexander. After him are George I of Greece, Margaret I of Denmark, Yazid I, Constantine II of Greece, Igor of Kiev, and Emperor Gaozu of Han.

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Among people born in 1592, Shah Jahan ranks 2Before him is John Amos Comenius. After him are Hong Taiji, Pierre Gassendi, Wilhelm Schickard, Gerard van Honthorst, George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, Jacques Callot, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Catalina de Erauso, Peter Snayers, and François le Métel de Boisrobert. Among people deceased in 1666, Shah Jahan ranks 3Before him are Anne of Austria and Frans Hals. After him are Abbas II of Persia, François Mansart, Guercino, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Luisa de Guzmán, Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Parma, and Song Yingxing.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Shah Jahan ranks 2 out of 158Before him are Akbar (1542). After him are Chanakya (-375), Guru Nanak (1469), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Bhagat Singh (1907), Porus (-400), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Pāṇini (-500), Benazir Bhutto (1953), and Vasubandhu (400).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

Among politicians born in Pakistan, Shah Jahan ranks 2Before him are Akbar (1542). After him are Porus (-400), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Kanishka (78), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Aga Khan III (1877), Muhammad bin Tughluq (1290), Manmohan Singh (1932), Ranjit Singh (1780), and Imran Khan (1952).