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Hussein-Ali Montazeri

1922 - 2009

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Grand Ayatollah Hussein-Ali Montazeri (Persian: حسینعلی منتظری‎ [hosei̯næˈliː-e montæzeˈɾiː] pronunciation ; 24 September 1922 – 19 December 2009) was an Iranian Shia Islamic theologian, Islamic democracy advocate, writer and human rights activist. He was one of the leaders of the Iranian Revolution and one of the highest-ranking authorities in Shīʿite Islam. He was once the designated successor to the revolution's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, but they had a falling-out in 1989 over government policies that Montazeri claimed infringed on people's freedom and denied them their rights, especially after the 1988 mass execution of political prisoners. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hussein-Ali Montazeri has received more than 287,289 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Hussein-Ali Montazeri is the 5,209th most popular politician (up from 5,230th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Iran (down from 157th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Hussein-Ali Montazeri ranks 5,209 out of 15,577Before him are Prince Henry of Prussia, Karl August Wittfogel, Emperor Min of Jin, Prince Oskar of Prussia, Desiderata of the Lombards, and Markos Vafeiadis. After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Aleksander Čeferin, 9th Dalai Lama, Cynisca, Tukulti-Ninurta II, and Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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Among people born in 1922, Hussein-Ali Montazeri ranks 86Before him are Elmer Bernstein, Abdul Razak Hussein, Veronica Lake, Gianna Beretta Molla, Charles Mingus, and Leon M. Lederman. After him are Marek Edelman, Damiano Damiani, Fikret Amirov, Serge Reggiani, Paul Scofield, and Árpád Göncz. Among people deceased in 2009, Hussein-Ali Montazeri ranks 51Before him are Mario Benedetti, Albert Barillé, Amin al-Hafiz, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ernst Barkmann, and Edward T. Hall. After him are Kim Peek, Clive Granger, Sverre Fehn, Marek Edelman, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, and J. G. Ballard.

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Among people born in Iran, Hussein-Ali Montazeri ranks 158 out of 528Before him are Jaʻfar ibn Yahya (767), Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543), Orodes II (null), Ashraf Pahlavi (1919), Ali Daei (1969), and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236). After him are Sadegh Hedayat (1903), Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Arsames (-550), and Al-Shahrastani (1086).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Hussein-Ali Montazeri ranks 87Before him are Ata-Malik Juvayni (1226), Osroes I (50), Zakariya al-Qazwini (1203), Phraates V (-100), Orodes II (null), and Ashraf Pahlavi (1919). After him are Sufyan al-Thawri (716), Vologases IV (150), Tiridates I of Armenia (null), Arsames (-550), Vologases VI (200), and Abbas Mirza (1789).