Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi

1948 - 2018

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Sayyid Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (Persian: سید محمود هاشمی شاهرودی, 15 August 1948 – 24 December 2018) was an Iranian-Iraqi Twelver Shia cleric and conservative politician who was the Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council from 14 August 2017 until his death on 24 December 2018. He was previously the Chief Justice of Iran from 1999 to 2009. He was also an Iraqi citizen and a former member of the Islamic Dawa Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has received more than 165,739 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi is the 14,014th most popular politician (down from 13,642nd in 2019), the 314th most popular biography from Iraq (down from 294th in 2019) and the 196th most popular Iraqi Politician.

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Among politicians, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi ranks 14,014 out of 19,576Before him are Stephen Gardiner, Caroline Harrison, Wei Fenghe, Cándido Bareiro, Tamara Rylova, and Yaa Asantewaa. After him are Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Theophano of Athens, Lucius Aemilius Barbula, Ludeca of Mercia, and John W. Foster.

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Among people born in 1948, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi ranks 405Before him are Uschi Digard, Natalya Gundareva, Chris Mulkey, Lyudmila Karachkina, Eleonora Brown, and Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. After him are Alexander McCall Smith, Vinko Jelovac, Oliver Shanti, Ivan Yarygin, Elias Khoury, and Giuseppe Impastato. Among people deceased in 2018, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi ranks 289Before him are Thomas S. Monson, Toshiko Fujita, Donald Moffat, Fadil Vokrri, George Maxwell Richards, and Barys Kit. After him are Vinnie Paul, Jacques Higelin, Győző Kulcsár, Mary Carlisle, Mario Perniola, and Oleg Anofriyev.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi ranks 314 out of 384Before him are Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi (1863), Asharid-apal-Ekur (-1200), En-anna-tum I (-2500), Ninurta-tukulti-Ashur (-1200), Akurgal (-2600), and Abdul Aziz al-Hakim (1952). After him are Mullah Krekar (1956), Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf (750), Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1931), David Sassoon (1792), Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (1967), and Avi Shlaim (1945).

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Among politicians born in Iraq, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi ranks 196Before him are Ashur-nirari IV (-1100), Ashur-nadin-apli (-1300), Asharid-apal-Ekur (-1200), En-anna-tum I (-2500), Ninurta-tukulti-Ashur (-1200), and Abdul Aziz al-Hakim (1952). After him are Mustafa Al-Kadhimi (1967), Shlomo Hillel (1923), Puzur-Ashur I (-2050), Eriba-Adad II (-1100), Hoshyar Zebari (1953), and Ashur-rim-nisheshu (-1490).