Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

1934 - 2017

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Ali Akbar Hashemi Bahramani Rafsanjani (Persian: علی اکبر هاشمی بهرمانی رفسنجانی, romanized: ʿAlī Akbar Hāshemī Bahramānī Rafsanjānī; 25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017) was an Iranian politician and writer who served as the fourth president of Iran from 1989 to 1997. One of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic, Rafsanjani was the head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 until 2011 when he decided not to nominate himself for the post. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has received more than 1,288,260 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is the 1,301st most popular politician (up from 2,181st in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Iran (up from 79th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Iranian Politician.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is most famous for being a former president of Iran.

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  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.35

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Over the past year Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has had the most page views in the with 425,786 views, followed by English (104,442), and Arabic (45,576). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (361.49%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (134.63%), and Hebrew (128.78%)


Among politicians, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 1,301 out of 19,576Before him are Alexander I of Serbia, Alcide De Gasperi, Lazar of Serbia, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Princess Stéphanie of Belgium, and Hongxi Emperor. After him are Jacques Necker, Richard Cromwell, Carloman II, Gustav III of Sweden, Numerian, and Stephen, King of England.

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Among people born in 1934, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 19Before him are Daniel Kahneman, Judi Dench, Leonid Kravchuk, Vavá, Jane Goodall, and Paco Rabanne. After him are Ulrike Meinhof, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Pierre Richard, Stjepan Mesić, Shirley MacLaine, and Empress Michiko. Among people deceased in 2017, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 18Before him are Raymond Kopa, Chuck Berry, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Liliane Bettencourt, Jerry Lewis, and Jeanne Moreau. After him are Mireille Darc, John Hurt, Hugh Hefner, Manuel Noriega, Johnny Hallyday, and Slobodan Praljak.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 62 out of 631Before him are Astyages (-700), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Báb (1819), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Moshe Katsav (1945), and Cyaxares (-700). After him are Masoud Barzani (1946), Cyrus I (-690), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Ibn Majah (824), and Achaemenes (-800).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 29Before him are Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Yazdegerd III (624), Ghazan (1271), Astyages (-700), Moshe Katsav (1945), and Cyaxares (-700). After him are Masoud Barzani (1946), Cyrus I (-690), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Achaemenes (-800), Öljaitü (1280), and Shapur II (309).