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Ali Khamenei

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Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Persian: علی حسینی خامنه‌ای, romanized: ʼAlī Ḥosaynī Khāmeneʼī, pronounced [ʔæˈliː hosejˈniː xɒːmeneˈʔiː] (listen); born 19 April 1939) is a Twelver Shia marja' and the second and current supreme leader of Iran, in office since 1989. Previously he served as the 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 8,517,664 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Ali Khamenei is the 441st most popular politician (down from 337th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Iran (down from 17th in 2019) and the 8th 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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Among politicians, Ali Khamenei ranks 441 out of 15,577Before him are Horemheb, Moon Jae-in, James II of England, António Guterres, William III of England, and Louis VII of France. After him are Feodor I of Russia, Clara Zetkin, Emperor Gaozu of Han, George I of Great Britain, Vitellius, and Miklós Horthy.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Khamenei ranks 5Before him are Terence Hill, Tina Turner, Ian McKellen, and Stanislav Petrov. After him are Francis Ford Coppola, Lee Harvey Oswald, Amanda Lear, Amos Oz, George Lazenby, Harvey Keitel, and Margaret Atwood.

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Among people born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 18 out of 528Before him are Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Ulugh Beg (1394). After him are Hafez (1325), Abu Nuwas (762), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Tughril (990), and Mansur Al-Hallaj (858).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 8Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), and Malik-Shah I (1055). After him are Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Khosrow I (501), Darius II (-475), and Reza Shah (1878).

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