Masoud Barzani

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Masoud Barzani (Kurdish: مه‌سعوود بارزانی, romanized: Mesûd Barzanî; born 16 August 1946) is a Kurdish politician who has been leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) since 1979, and was President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq from 2005 to 2017. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masoud Barzani has received more than 760,998 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Masoud Barzani is the 1,415th most popular politician (up from 1,892nd in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Iran (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Iranian Politician.

Masoud Barzani is most famous for being the president of the Kurdish autonomous region in Iraq.

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Among politicians, Masoud Barzani ranks 1,415 out of 19,576Before him are Jungjong of Joseon, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Maria Anna of Savoy, Faisal II of Iraq, Emperor Guangwu of Han, and Abdelmadjid Tebboune. After him are Justin II, Isaias Afwerki, Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Walther Funk, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Constantine X Doukas.

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Among people born in 1946, Masoud Barzani ranks 43Before him are Oliver Stone, Timothy Dalton, David Suchet, Marianne Faithfull, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Robert Fripp. After him are Isaias Afwerki, Boris Berezovsky, Arrigo Sacchi, Talia Shire, Liza Minnelli, and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Masoud Barzani ranks 63 out of 631Before him are Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Báb (1819), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Moshe Katsav (1945), Cyaxares (-700), and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934). After him are Cyrus I (-690), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Ibn Majah (824), Achaemenes (-800), and Öljaitü (1280).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Masoud Barzani ranks 30Before him are Yazdegerd III (624), Ghazan (1271), Astyages (-700), Moshe Katsav (1945), Cyaxares (-700), and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934). After him are Cyrus I (-690), Mohammad Khatami (1943), Achaemenes (-800), Öljaitü (1280), Shapur II (309), and Abolhassan Banisadr (1933).