Gholamreza Takhti

1930 - 1968

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Gholamreza Takhti (Persian: غلامرضا تختی, August 27, 1930 – January 7, 1968) was an Iranian Olympic Gold-Medalist wrestler and Varzesh-e Bastani (Persian Traditional Sport) practitioner. Popularly nicknamed Jahān Pahlevān (جهان پهلوان; "The World Champion") because of his chivalrous behavior and sportsmanship (Javanmardi in Iranian culture), he was the most popular athlete of Iran in the 20th century, although dozens of Iranian athletes have won more international medals than he did. Takhti is still a hero to many Iranians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gholamreza Takhti has received more than 239,022 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Gholamreza Takhti is the 22nd most popular wrestler (up from 24th in 2019), the 204th most popular biography from Iran (up from 225th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Wrestler.

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Among wrestlers, Gholamreza Takhti ranks 22 out of 703Before him are El Santo, Rikidōzan, Giant Baba, Triple H, Ivan Poddubny, and Aleksandr Medved. After him are Rocky Johnson, The Great Khali, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Miz, Darren Young, and Wim Ruska.

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Among people born in 1930, Gholamreza Takhti ranks 169Before him are Stuart Lewis-Evans, Vilmos Zsigmond, David Huddleston, Ernst Fuchs, Tadao Kobayashi, and Guy Ligier. After him are The Big Bopper, Chus Lampreave, María Elena Walsh, Anerood Jugnauth, Uladzimir Karatkievich, and Ignatius Moses I Daoud. Among people deceased in 1968, Gholamreza Takhti ranks 81Before him are Darío Moreno, Herbert Read, Camille Huysmans, Ryszard Siwiec, Ildebrando Pizzetti, and Ludovico Scarfiotti. After him are Charles Munch, Hans Cramer, Chester Carlson, Sigfried Giedion, Mario Roatta, and Lilian Harvey.

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Among people born in Iran, Gholamreza Takhti ranks 204 out of 463Before him are Fazlollah Zahedi (1897), Azarmidokht (null), Ahmad Shamlou (1925), Lotf Ali Khan (1769), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani (1125), and Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875). After him are Hossein Nasr (1933), Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135), Morteza Motahhari (1919), Jafar Panahi (1960), Hamdallah Mustawfi (1281), and Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (1940).

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Among wrestlers born in Iran, Gholamreza Takhti ranks 1After him are The Iron Sheik (1942), Emam-Ali Habibi (1931), Hamid Sourian (1985), Alireza Dabir (1977), Hassan Yazdani (1994), Ghasem Rezaei (1985), Saeid Mollaei (1992), Komeil Ghasemi (1988), Hassan Rahimi (1989), Ehsan Lashgari (1985), and Omid Norouzi (1986).