Sher Shah Suri

1486 - 1545

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Sher Shah Suri (Farid al-Din Khan; 1472, or 1486 – 22 May 1545), often referred to as Sultan Adil (The Just King), was the founder of the Sur Empire in India. He was the regent and later sole ruler of Bihar from 1529—1540 until he defeated the Mughal Empire in 1540, founding the Sur Empire, and establishing his rule in Delhi, crowning himself as Emperor. After his accidental death in 1545 CE, his son Islam Shah became his successor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sher Shah Suri has received more than 3,534,631 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Sher Shah Suri is the 2,210th most popular politician (up from 2,334th in 2019), the 80th most popular biography from India (up from 82nd in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Indian Politician.

Sher shah suri was a ruler of the sultanate of delhi. He was most famous for conquering the sultanate of bijapur and the sultanate of gujarat.

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Among politicians, Sher Shah Suri ranks 2,210 out of 19,576Before him are Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Seleucus II Callinicus, Amenemhat IV, Adolfo Suárez, Wen Jiabao, and Bernardo O'Higgins. After him are Aemilianus, Kuchlug, Frederick III of Sicily, Ferdinand I of Portugal, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, and Wolfgang Schäuble.

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Among people born in 1486, Sher Shah Suri ranks 6Before him are Andrea del Sarto, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Arthur, Prince of Wales, Jacopo Sansovino, and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. After him are Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Francysk Skaryna, Martin Agricola, Gerolamo Emiliani, Ahuitzotl, and Domenico di Pace Beccafumi. Among people deceased in 1545, Sher Shah Suri ranks 5Before him are Hans Holbein the Younger, Hans Baldung, Maria Manuela, Princess of Portugal, and Injong of Joseon. After him are Elizabeth of Austria, Albert of Brandenburg, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Peter Faber, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Louis X, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in India, Sher Shah Suri ranks 80 out of 1,861Before him are Gerald Durrell (1925), Mithun Chakraborty (1950), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811), Maudgalyayana (-568), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), and Satyendra Nath Bose (1894). After him are Samudragupta (335), Ramana Maharshi (1879), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Lawrence Durrell (1912), Nathuram Godse (1910), and Pervez Musharraf (1943).


Among politicians born in India, Sher Shah Suri ranks 23Before him are Vallabhbhai Patel (1875), Harsha (590), Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Rajiv Gandhi (1944), and Maharana Pratap (1540). After him are Samudragupta (335), Rajendra Prasad (1884), Pervez Musharraf (1943), Bindusara (-320), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), and Prithviraj Chauhan (1159).