Farah Pahlavi

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Farah Pahlavi (Persian: فرح پهلوی‎, née Farah Diba (فرح دیبا‎); born 14 October 1938) is the widow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and was the Shahbanu (empress consort) 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, France, she was introduced to the Shah 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 2,496,178 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Farah Pahlavi is the 664th most popular politician (up from 727th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Iran (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among politicians, Farah Pahlavi ranks 664 out of 15,710Before her are Nursultan Nazarbayev, Giuseppe Mazzini, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Gwangjong of Goryeo, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, and Gaius Cassius Longinus. After her are Sweyn Forkbeard, Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Marshall, Henry I of France, Sennacherib, and Abd al-Rahman III.

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Among people born in 1938, Farah Pahlavi ranks 10Before her are Beatrix of the Netherlands, Claudia Cardinale, Rudolf Nureyev, Adriano Celentano, Jon Voight, and Queen Sofía of Spain. After her are Christopher Lloyd, Nico, Jerry Brown, Anthony Giddens, Alberto Fujimori, and Islam Karimov.

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Among people born in Iran, Farah Pahlavi ranks 32 out of 463Before her are Darius II (-475), Al-Tabari (839), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Reza Shah (1878), Salman the Persian (568), and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201). After her are Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Malik-Shah I (1055), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), and Tughril (990).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Farah Pahlavi ranks 12Before her are Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), and Reza Shah (1878). After her are Malik-Shah I (1055), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), Nader Shah (1688), and Nizam al-Mulk (1018).