Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

1934 - 2017

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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (Persian: اکبر هاشمی رفسنجانی, romanized: Akbar Hāshemī Rafsanjānī, pronounced [ækˈbæɾ hɒːʃeˈmiː(-e) ɾæfsændʒɒːˈniː] (listen) born Akbar Hashemi Bahramani, 25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017) was an Iranian politician, writer, and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic who was the fourth president of Iran from 3 August 1989 until 3 August 1997. He 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 1,040,853 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is the 1,493rd most popular politician (down from 1,239th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Iran (down from 55th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Iranian Politician.

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

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Among politicians, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 1,493 out of 15,710Before him are Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Abaqa Khan, Pauline Bonaparte, Walter Schellenberg, Václav Klaus, and Gyges of Lydia. After him are Giulio Andreotti, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Hafizullah Amin, Lee Teng-hui, René of Anjou, and Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

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Among people born in 1934, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 25Before him are Jane Goodall, Sydney Pollack, Paul Ekman, Vavá, Stjepan Mesić, and Richard Chamberlain. After him are Pierre Richard, Empress Michiko, Richard Meier, Bill Russell, Alan Arkin, and Jacques Anquetil. Among people deceased in 2017, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 21Before him are John Hurt, Manuel Noriega, Raymond Kopa, Glen Campbell, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and George A. Romero. After him are Johnny Hallyday, Mireille Darc, Martin Landau, Tzvetan Todorov, Louise Hay, and Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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Among people born in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 67 out of 463Before him are Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Shirin Ebadi (1947), Cyaxares (-700), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), Babak Khorramdin (798), and Qasem Soleimani (1957). After him are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Ibn Majah (824), and Moshe Katsav (1945).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani ranks 32Before him are Cyrus I (-690), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Ghazan (1271), and Cyaxares (-700). After him are Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), Moshe Katsav (1945), and Psamtik III (-590).