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Herat

Herat ranks 1,039th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Nassau, Bahamas, Simferopol, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Memorable people born in Herat include Abbas the Great, Ali-Shir Nava'i, and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. Memorable people who died in Herat include Ali-Shir Nava'i, Jami, and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. Herat has been the birth place of many politicians and writers and the death place of many writers and politicians. Herat is located in Afghanistan.

Herāt is the third-largest city of Afghanistan. It has a population of about 436,300, and serves as the capital of Herat Province, situated in the fertile valley of the Hari River in the western part of the country. It is linked with Kandahar, Kabul, and Mazar-i-Sharif via Highway 1 or the ring road. It is further linked to the city of Mashhad in neighboring Iran through the border town of Islam Qala, and to Mary in Turkmenistan to the north through the border town of Torghundi. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1142 and 1571, Herat was the birth place of 8 globally memorable people, including Abbas the Great, Ali-Shir Nava'i, and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. Additionaly, 9 globally memorable people have passed away in Herat including Ali-Shir Nava'i, Jami, and Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād. Interestingly, more notably known people have passed away in Herat than were born there.

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People Deceased in Herat

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Most individuals born in present day Herat were politicians (5), writers (1), painters (1), and historians (1),  while most who died were writers (3), politicians (3), painters (1), religious figures (1), and historians (1).