Shoghi Effendi

1897 - 1957

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Shoghí Effendi (; 1 March 1897 – 4 November 1957) was the grandson and successor of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, appointed to the role of Guardian of the Baháʼí Faith from 1921 until his death in 1957. Shoghi Effendi created a series of teaching plans that oversaw the expansion of the faith to many new countries. He also translated and provided authoritative interpretation of many of the writings of the Baháʼí central figures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shoghi Effendi has received more than 317,822 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Shoghi Effendi is the 1,109th most popular religious figure (down from 1,081st in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Israel (down from 140th in 2019) and the 54th most popular Israeli Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Shoghi Effendi ranks 1,109 out of 2,272Before him are Eugène Tisserant, Petar I Petrović-Njegoš, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Adalbert of Magdeburg, Archippus, and Saint Afra. After him are Begga, Abbo of Fleury, Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Abo of Tiflis, Dom Justo Takayama, and Saint Chrysogonus.

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Among people born in 1897, Shoghi Effendi ranks 91Before him are Elijah Muhammad, Arthur Greiser, George Szell, Zakir Husain, Lester B. Pearson, and Eddie Eagan. After him are Carl Oberg, Manuel Ávila Camacho, Mukhtar Auezov, Edith Head, Otto Dietrich, and Joseph Darnand. Among people deceased in 1957, Shoghi Effendi ranks 67Before him are Édouard Herriot, Pedro Infante, Rezső Kasztner, Kurt von Tippelskirch, Irving Baxter, and Dorothy L. Sayers. After him are Soemu Toyoda, Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Rudolf Schmidt, Georges Hébert, Heinrich Bär, and Alfonso de Portago.

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Among people born in Israel, Shoghi Effendi ranks 148 out of 389Before him are Aristobulus II (null), Ilan Ramon (1954), Yaacov Agam (1928), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Jonathan Apphus (-200), and Mariam Baouardy (1846). After him are Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522), Lusius Quietus (100), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Gal Gadot (1985), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), and Sirhan Sirhan (1944).


Among religious figures born in Israel, Shoghi Effendi ranks 54Before him are Nehemiah (-490), Philip the Evangelist (100), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Canaan (null), Zephaniah (null), and Mariam Baouardy (1846). After him are Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522), Michel Sabbah (1933), and Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas (1843).