Mahmoud Taleghani

1911 - 1979

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Sayyid Mahmoud Alaee Taleghani (Persian: محمود طالقانی‎, pronunciation , also Romanized as “Seyed Mahmūd Tāleqānī”; 5 March 1911 – 9 September 1979) was an Iranian theologian, Muslim reformer, democracy advocate and a senior Shi'a Islamic Scholar and thinker of Iran. Taleghani was a contemporary of the Iranian Revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and a leader in his own right of the movement against Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. A founding member of the Freedom Movement of Iran, he has been described as a representative of the tendency of many "Shia clerics to blend Shia with Marxist ideals in order to compete with leftist movements for youthful supporters" during the 1960s and 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahmoud Taleghani has received more than 92,254 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mahmoud Taleghani is the 325th most popular social activist (down from 283rd in 2019), the 273rd most popular biography from Iran (down from 237th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Iranian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Mahmoud Taleghani ranks 325 out of 544Before him are Tawakkol Karman, Lester R. Brown, Samantha Smith, Mary Edwards Walker, Dhondo Keshav Karve, and Hanan Ashrawi. After him are Maurice Bishop, Harry Wu, Mohammad Ali Jauhar, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Alice Paul, and Edna Parker.

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Among people born in 1911, Mahmoud Taleghani ranks 173Before him are Luise Rinser, Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Juan Carlos Zabala, Guido del Mestri, Butterfly McQueen, and Sándor Bíró. After him are Milorad B. Protić, Gerhard Stöck, Wolfgang Larrazábal, Maurice Schumann, Maclyn McCarty, and Millosh Gjergj Nikolla. Among people deceased in 1979, Mahmoud Taleghani ranks 139Before him are Grant Green, Ivar Johansson, Bernt Evensen, Amedeo Nazzari, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, and Minnie Riperton. After him are Dirk Stikker, Marcel Jouhandeau, Heinz Erhardt, Joan Blondell, Georgy Beriev, and John Diefenbaker.

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Among people born in Iran, Mahmoud Taleghani ranks 273 out of 463Before him are Mohammad Javad Zarif (1960), Mohammad-Javad Bahonar (1933), Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923), Mardavij (890), Arash (1977), and Iraj Mirza (1874). After him are Abdolkarim Soroush (1945), Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi Kani (1931), Simin Daneshvar (1921), Sadeq Khan Zand (1800), and Shaun Toub (1963).

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Among social activists born in Iran, Mahmoud Taleghani ranks 5Before him are Shirin Ebadi (1947), Babak Khorramdin (798), Musa al-Sadr (1928), and Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899). After him are Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Maryam Namazie (1966), Reyhaneh Jabbari (1988), and Death of Sahar Khodayari (1990).