Famous Afghan Historical Personalities

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 1 Mahmud of Ghazni

Mahmud of Ghazni
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Famous As: Ruler of the Ghaznavid Dynasty
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Afghan
Died: April 30, 1030

Mahmud of Ghazni was the sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire on two separate occasions. He first ascended the throne upon the death of his father, Mahmud, in 1030. However, he was soon overthrown by his twin brother Ma'sud I. Years later, he was reinstated as sultan but was soon executed by his nephew Maw'dud. His entire family was also killed. 

 2 Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: May 31, 1577
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Afghan, Indian
Died: December 18, 1645
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 3 Abbas I of Persia

Abbas I of Persia
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 27, 1571
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Afghan
Died: January 1, 1628

 4 Peroz I

Peroz I
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Famous As: king
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Afghan
Died: 0484 AD

 5 Ahmad Shah Durrani

Ahmad Shah Durrani
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Nationality: Afghan
Died: October 16, 1772

 6 Muhammad of Ghor

Muhammad of Ghor
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 1149 AD
Nationality: Afghan, Indian, Iranian
Died: March 15, 1206

 7 Muḥammad Shah

Muḥammad Shah
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Famous As: Mughal emperor
Birthdate: August 7, 1702
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Afghan
Died: April 6, 1748
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 8 Mohammed Zahir Shah

Mohammed Zahir Shah
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Famous As: Former King of Afghanistan
Birthdate: October 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Afghan
Died: July 23, 2007

Mohammed Zahir Shah was the last king of Afghanistan, in power from 1933 until he was deposed in 1973. During his reign, he focused on modernizing the economy, improving Afghanistan’s relations with other countries, and creating a new constitution. Following his deposition, he remained in exile for many years before returning to Afghanistan.

 9 Amānullāh Khān

Amānullāh Khān
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Famous As: Sovereign
Birthdate: June 1, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Afghan
Died: April 25, 1960

 10 Abdur Rahman Khan

Abdur Rahman Khan
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Famous As: Emir of Afghanistan
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Nationality: Afghan
Died: October 1, 1901

 11 Mohammed Nadir Shah

Mohammed Nadir Shah
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: April 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Afghan
Died: November 9, 1933

 12 Sebüktigin

Sebüktigin
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0942 AD
Nationality: Afghan
Died: August 5, 0997

 13 Dost Mohammad Khan

Dost Mohammad Khan
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Birthdate: December 23, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Afghan
Died: June 9, 1863

 14 Demetrius I of Bactria

Demetrius I of Bactria
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0222 AD
Nationality: Afghan
Died: 0180 AD

 15 Habibullah Khan

Habibullah Khan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Afghan
Died: February 20, 1919

 16 Shah Shujah Durrani

Shah Shujah Durrani
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: November 4, 1785
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Afghan
Died: April 5, 1842

 17 Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār

Yaʿqūb ibn Layth al-Ṣaffār
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Famous As: Ṣaffārid ruler
Birthdate: October 25, 0840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Afghan
Died: June 5, 0879