Sultan Husayn Bayqara

1438 - 1506

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Sultan Husayn Bayqara Mirza (Persian: حسین بایقرا‎ / Husayn Bāyqarā; June/July 1438 – 4 May 1506) was the Timurid ruler of Herat from 1469 until May 4, 1506, with a brief interruption in 1470.A skilled statesman, Sultan Husayn Bayqara was best known for his interest in the arts and was renowned as a benefactor and patron of learning in his kingdom, with his reign being heralded as the second Timurid Renaissance. He has been described as "the quintessential Timurid ruler of the later period in Transoxiana" and his sophisticated court and generous artistic patronage was a source of admiration, particularly from his cousin, the Mughal emperor Babur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sultan Husayn Bayqara has received more than 24,992 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sultan Husayn Bayqara is the 3,329th most popular politician (up from 3,869th in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 24th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Afghan Politician.

Sultan Husayn Bayqara is most famous for being the sultan of the Timurid Empire from 1447 to 1457. He is also known for his military prowess and as a patron of the arts.

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Among politicians, Sultan Husayn Bayqara ranks 3,329 out of 15,710Before him are Zoe Karbonopsina, Zwentibold, Livilla, Jani Beg, Sancho III of Castile, and Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress. After him are Halimah Yacob, Bettino Craxi, Eric XI of Sweden, Emperor Kōgen, Albert of Saxony, and Mathilde Kschessinska.

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Among people born in 1438, Sultan Husayn Bayqara ranks 4Before him are Philip II, Duke of Savoy, Radu cel Frumos, and Stephen Tomašević of Bosnia. After him are Melozzo da Forlì, Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, Despina Khatun, Margaret of Bourbon, and James II of Cyprus. Among people deceased in 1506, Sultan Husayn Bayqara ranks 7Before him are Christopher Columbus, Philip I of Castile, Andrea Mantegna, Yeonsangun of Joseon, Anne of Foix-Candale, and Alexander Jagiellon. After him are Sesshū Tōyō, Alexander Agricola, João I of Kongo, and Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Sultan Husayn Bayqara ranks 22 out of 108Before him are Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (1450), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), Alp-Tegin (963), and Abu Maʿshar (787). After him are Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Nur Jahan (1577), and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Sultan Husayn Bayqara ranks 15Before him are Mohammed Daoud Khan (1909), Babrak Karmal (1929), Nur Muhammad Taraki (1917), Amanullah Khan (1892), Ahmad Shah Durrani (1722), and Alp-Tegin (963). After him are Habibullāh Kalakāni (1890), Abdur Rahman Khan (1844), Heracles of Macedon (-327), Ashraf Ghani (1949), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1949), and Mohammad Najibullah (1947).