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Soraya Tarzi

1899 - 1968

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Soraya Tarzi (Pashto/Dari: ثريا طرزي; November 24, 1899 – April 20, 1968) was the first queen consort of Afghanistan as the wife of King Amanullah Khan. She played a major part in the modernization reforms of Amanullah Khan, particularly in regard to the emancipation of women. Born in Syria, she was educated by her father, who was the Afghan leader and intellectual Sardar Mahmud Beg Tarzi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Soraya Tarzi has received more than 849,045 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Soraya Tarzi is the 7,768th most popular politician (up from 10,565th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Syria (up from 119th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Syrian Politician.

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Among politicians, Soraya Tarzi ranks 7,768 out of 15,577Before her are Fan Ye, Marcus Antonius Antyllus, Alexander Mach, Kim Yong-il, Fazlollah Zahedi, and Diodotus II. After her are Theodemir, Joe Davis, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Mikhail Kasyanov, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, and Prince Louis Charles of Prussia.

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Among people born in 1899, Soraya Tarzi ranks 97Before her are John Barbirolli, Marcel Dalio, Gustaf Gründgens, Benjamin Péret, Princess Antonia of Luxembourg, and Mart Stam. After her are Max Simon, Pancho Vladigerov, Jimmie Angel, Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Richard Hauptmann, and Marcel Achard. Among people deceased in 1968, Soraya Tarzi ranks 74Before her are Augustin Bea, Hans Cramer, Jo Schlesser, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, István Dobi, and Chester Carlson. After her are Charles Munch, Ludovico Scarfiotti, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Jean Paulhan, and Santos Iriarte.

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Among people born in Syria, Soraya Tarzi ranks 88 out of 181Before her are Ahmad ibn Arabshah (1389), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), Shukri al-Quwatli (1891), Numenius of Apamea (200), Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (1882), and Alciphron (200). After her are Adib Shishakli (1909), Salah Jadid (1926), Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685), Cassius Longinus (213), Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan (1934), and Ghassan Massoud (1958).


Among politicians born in Syria, Soraya Tarzi ranks 42Before her are Duqaq (1100), Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din (1170), Al-Qa'im (893), Anisa Makhlouf (1930), Salah al-Din al-Bitar (1912), and Shukri al-Quwatli (1891). After her are Adib Shishakli (1909), Salah Jadid (1926), Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik (685), Salih Muslim (1951), Mithridates I Callinicus (-200), and Gaius Julius Priscus (250).