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Shah Jahan

1592 - 1666

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Shihab-ud-Din Muhammad Khurram (5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666), better known by his regnal name Shah Jahan I (Persian pronunciation: [ʃɑːh d͡ʒahɑːn]; 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 8,643,276 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Shah Jahan is the 591st most popular politician (down from 471st 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 591 out of 15,577Before him are Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Manuel I Komnenos, Herbert Hoover, Oscar II of Sweden, Frederick William IV of Prussia, and Epaminondas. After him are Khosrow I, Valens, Darius II, Hans Frank, Ivan III of Russia, and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt.

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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 Sophia Hedwig of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Among people deceased in 1666, Shah Jahan ranks 3Before him are Anne of Austria and Frans Hals. After him are François Mansart, Abbas II of Persia, Guercino, Johann Adam Schall von Bell, Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Luisa de Guzmán, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Isabella d'Este, Duchess of Parma, and Albert Eckhout.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Shah Jahan ranks 2 out of 180Before him are Akbar (1542). After him are Chanakya (-375), Guru Nanak (1469), Pāṇini (-500), Muhammad Iqbal (1877), Benazir Bhutto (1953), Bhagat Singh (1907), Kanishka (78), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Vasubandhu (400), and Porus (-400).

Among POLITICIANS In Pakistan

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