Ashraf Pahlavi

1919 - 2016

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Ashraf ol-Molouk Pahlavi (Persian: اشرف‌الملوک پهلوی, Ašraf Pahlavi, 26 October 1919 – 7 January 2016) was the twin sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran (Persia), and a member of the Pahlavi dynasty. She was considered the "power behind her brother" and was instrumental in the 1953 coup that overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah. She served her brother as a palace adviser and was a strong advocate for women's rights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ashraf Pahlavi has received more than 506,763 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Ashraf Pahlavi is the 5,173rd most popular politician (down from 5,144th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Iran (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 86th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Ashraf Pahlavi ranks 5,173 out of 15,577Before her are Yamato Takeru, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus, Bermudo III of León, Bairam Khan, Ninus, and Samir Amin. After her are Andrés Nin Pérez, Shigechiyo Izumi, Ri Chun-hee, Dino Grandi, Bahadur Shah I, and Bermudo II of León.

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Among people born in 1919, Ashraf Pahlavi ranks 60Before her are Ryszard Kaczorowski, Ian Smith, Mohamed Boudiaf, Glafcos Clerides, Gillo Pontecorvo, and Mieczysław Weinberg. After her are René Barrientos, Ernst Barkmann, Bob Paisley, Valentino Mazzola, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, and Kiichi Miyazawa. Among people deceased in 2016, Ashraf Pahlavi ranks 89Before her are Corry Brokken, Edward Albee, Seymour Papert, Tony Burton, Glenn Frey, and Maria Teresa de Filippis. After her are Lloyd Shapley, Michael Massee, Kenny Baker, Thomas Luckmann, Claude Gensac, and Henry Heimlich.

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Among people born in Iran, Ashraf Pahlavi ranks 155 out of 528Before her are Phraates V (-100), Abu Nasr Mansur (960), Musa al-Sadr (1928), Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), and Orodes II (null). After her are Ali Daei (1969), Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236), Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sadegh Hedayat (1903), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), and Vologases IV (150).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Ashraf Pahlavi ranks 86Before her are Mohammad Shah Qajar (1808), Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Osroes I (50), Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203), Phraates V (-100), and Orodes II (null). After her are Hussein-Ali Montazeri (1922), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Arsames (-550), and Vologases VI (200).