Ali Khamenei

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Ali Khamenei

Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei (Persian: سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای‎, 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. He was previously 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 5,495,015 page views. His biography is available in 79 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 292nd most popular politician.

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  • 79

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  • 4.37

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Among politicians, Ali Khamenei ranks 289 out of 14,801Before him are Alaric I, George VI, Orhan, Willy Brandt, Vyacheslav Molotov, and Peter III of Russia. After him are Helmut Kohl, Paul I of Russia, Herod Antipas, Philip IV of Spain, Olof Palme, and Sejong the Great.

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Among people born in 1939, Ali Khamenei ranks 1After him are Tina Turner, Terence Hill, Francis Ford Coppola, Ian McKellen, Amos Oz, Lee Harvey Oswald, Reuven Rivlin, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amanda Lear, and Marvin Gaye.

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Among people born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 13 out of 374Before him are Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), Hafez (1325), Esther (-600), and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865). After him are Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Ismail I (1487), Ulugh Beg (1394), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Abu Nuwas (762), and Ferdowsi (940).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Ali Khamenei ranks 6Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), and Harun al-Rashid (766). After him are Tahmasp I (1514), Reza Shah (1878), Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Malik-Shah I (1055), and Hassan Rouhani (1948).

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