Ali Khamenei

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Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Persian: سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای, romanized: Ali Hoseyni Xāmene’i, pronounced [ʔæˈliː hosejˈniː xɒːmeneˈʔiː] ; born 19 April 1939) is an Iranian Twelver Shia marja' and politician who has been the second supreme leader of Iran since 1989. He previously served as third president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Khamenei is the longest-serving head of state in the Middle East, as well as the second-longest-serving Iranian leader of the last century, after Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.According to his official website, Khamenei was arrested six times before being sent into exile for three years during Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's reign. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Khamenei has received more than 10,348,095 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Ali Khamenei is the 194th most popular politician (up from 436th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Iran (up from 18th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Iranian Politician.

Ali Khamenei is the current Supreme Leader of Iran. He became Supreme Leader in 1989 after the death of his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini.

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  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Ali Khamenei has had the most page views in the with 2,034,268 views, followed by English (1,636,617), and Arabic (255,672). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mazandarani (916.41%), Hebrew (148.14%), and Afrikaans (108.91%)


Among politicians, Ali Khamenei ranks 194 out of 19,576Before him are Maximilien Robespierre, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Anwar Sadat, Emperor Meiji, Mark Antony, and Salman of Saudi Arabia. After him are Batu Khan, William I, German Emperor, Louis the Pious, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, and Henry III of France.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Khamenei ranks 2Before him is Lee Harvey Oswald. After him are Tina Turner, Terence Hill, Ian McKellen, Francis Ford Coppola, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amos Oz, Amanda Lear, Reuven Rivlin, and Giovanni Falcone.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 8 out of 631Before him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Zoroaster (-2000), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Darius III (-380), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ismail I (1487), Abu Nuwas (762), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), and Jabir ibn Hayyan (721).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 4Before him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919). After him are Darius III (-380), Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Tahmasp I (1514), Nader Shah (1688), Khosrow I (501), and Reza Shah (1878).