Tahmasp I

1514 - 1576

Tahmasp I

Tahmasp I (; Persian pronunciation: [tæhˈmɒːseb], Persian: شاه تهماسب یکم‎) (22 February 1514 – 14 May 1576) was an influential Shah of Iran, who enjoyed the longest reign of any member of the Safavid dynasty. He was the son and successor of Ismail I. He came to the throne aged ten in 1524 and came under the control of the Qizilbash who formed the backbone of the Safavid Empire. The Qizilbash leaders fought among themselves for the right to be regents over Tahmasp, and by doing so held most of the effective power in the empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tahmasp I has received more than 271,386 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 548th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Tahmasp I ranks 544 out of 14,801Before him are Kim Dae-jung, Rudolf I of Germany, Macrinus, James Monroe, Caesarion, and Georgy Malenkov. After him are Hussein of Jordan, Arnulf of Carinthia, Georgi Dimitrov, Richard II of England, Christian II of Denmark, and Louis VI of France.

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Among people born in 1514, Tahmasp I ranks 2Before him is Andreas Vesalius. After him are John Knox, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Philibert de l'Orme, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, and Claude Goudimel. Among people deceased in 1576, Tahmasp I ranks 3Before him are Titian and Gerolamo Cardano. After him are Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Hans Sachs, Aloysius Lilius, Isabella de' Medici, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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Among people born in Iran, Tahmasp I ranks 22 out of 374Before him are Ulugh Beg (1394), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Abu Nuwas (762), Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), and Saadi Shirazi (1210). After him are Reza Shah (1878), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), and Al-Tabari (839).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Tahmasp I ranks 7Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), and Ali Khamenei (1939). After him are Reza Shah (1878), Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Malik-Shah I (1055), Hassan Rouhani (1948), and Cambyses II (-550).

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