Farah Pahlavi

1938 - Today

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Farah Pahlavi (Persian: فرح پهلوی, née Diba (دیبا); born 14 October 1938) is the widow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and was successively Queen and Empress (شهبانو, Shahbanu) of Iran from 1959 to 1979. She was born into a prosperous family whose fortunes were diminished after her father's early death. While studying architecture in Paris, she was introduced to Mohammad Reza at the Iranian embassy, and they were married in December 1959. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farah Pahlavi has received more than 3,528,586 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Farah Pahlavi is the 816th most popular politician (up from 851st in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Iran (down from 40th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Iranian Politician.

Farah Pahlavi is most famous for being the wife of the Shah of Iran. She was the Empress of Iran from 1967 to 1979.

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Over the past year Farah Pahlavi has had the most page views in the with 599,612 views, followed by English (424,063), and French (88,704). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (793.10%), Italian (193.69%), and Uzbek (136.17%)


Among politicians, Farah Pahlavi ranks 816 out of 19,576Before her are Leonid Kuchma, Roger II of Sicily, Mary of Hungary, Nikolai Bukharin, Ehud Olmert, and William I of the Netherlands. After her are Shapur I, Ardashir I, Bashar al-Assad, Habib Bourguiba, Kurt Waldheim, and Arthur Henderson.

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Among people born in 1938, Farah Pahlavi ranks 13Before her are Rudolf Nureyev, Queen Sofía of Spain, Jon Voight, Nico, Islam Karimov, and Leonid Kuchma. After her are Luis Aragonés, Klaus Schwab, Alberto Fujimori, Joe Dassin, Jerry Brown, and Anthony Giddens.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Farah Pahlavi ranks 43 out of 631Before her are Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Qasem Soleimani (1957), and Jami (1414). After her are Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Cambyses I (-600), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), and Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Farah Pahlavi ranks 18Before her are Reza Shah (1878), Hassan Rouhani (1948), Darius II (-475), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Antiochus III the Great (-241), and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956). After her are Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Cambyses I (-600), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), and Yazdegerd III (624).