Sher Shah Suri

1486 - 1545

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Sher Shah Suri (1472 – 22 May 1545), born Farīd Khān, was the founder of the Suri Empire in India, with its capital in Sasaram in modern-day Bihar. He introduced the currency of rupee. An ethnic Afghan ruler, Sher Shah took control of the Mughal Empire in 1540. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sher Shah Suri has received more than 2,286,106 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Sher Shah Suri is the 2,409th most popular politician (down from 2,374th in 2019), the 74th most popular biography from India (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 22nd 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 2,409 out of 15,710Before him are Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Otto Grotewohl, Arkan, Sancho III of Pamplona, Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, and Gyeongjong of Goryeo. After him are Renée of France, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, Sviatopolk I of Kiev, Paul Reynaud, Admetus, and Stefan Milutin.

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Among people born in 1486, Sher Shah Suri ranks 5Before him are Andrea del Sarto, Arthur, Prince of Wales, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and Jacopo Sansovino. After him are Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Francysk Skaryna, Ahuitzotl, Martin Agricola, Johann Eck, 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, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, Peter Faber, Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, and Nikola Jurišić.

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Among people born in India, Sher Shah Suri ranks 74 out of 1,227Before him are Pete Best (1941), Nathuram Godse (1910), Ram Mohan Roy (1772), Paramahansa Yogananda (1893), Śuddhodana (-590), and Ronald Ross (1857). After him are Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Satyendra Nath Bose (1894), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Vyasa (-390), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), and Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883).


Among politicians born in India, Sher Shah Suri ranks 22Before him are Tipu Sultan (1750), Narendra Modi (1950), Ram Nath Kovind (1945), Abdul Karim (1863), Harsha (590), and Śuddhodana (-590). After him are Rajiv Gandhi (1944), Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775), Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888), Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Razia Sultana (1205), and Bindusara (-320).