Mehran Karimi Nasseri

1942 - Today

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri (Persian: مهران کریمی ناصری pronounced [mehˈrɒn kæriˈmi nɒseˈri]; born 1946), also known as Sir Alfred Mehran, is an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport from 26 August 1988 until July 2006, when he was hospitalized. His autobiography was published as a book, The Terminal Man, in 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehran Karimi Nasseri has received more than 3,730,039 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Mehran Karimi Nasseri is the 32nd most popular celebrity (down from 30th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 126th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Celebrity.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri is most famous for being the "world's loneliest man" and for living in a airport for 18 years.

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Among celebrities, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 32 out of 184Before him are Peggy Guggenheim, Dodi Fayed, Mary Anning, Marie Duplessis, Rosemary Kennedy, and Cecilia Gallerani. After him are Sarah Knauss, Jean-Marie Loret, Besarion Jughashvili, Armi Kuusela, Albert Pierrepoint, and Kim Peek.

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Among people born in 1942, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 93Before him are Conrad Schumann, Vladimír Mečiar, Pál Schmitt, Karen Grassle, Daniela Bianchi, and Giuseppe Bertello. After him are George Vella, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Barry Levinson, Bob Ross, Amine Gemayel, and Margarethe von Trotta.

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Among people born in Iran, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 132 out of 463Before him are Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Suleiman of Persia (1647), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Al-Bayhaqi (994), Phraates V (-100), and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (1236). After him are Sibawayh (760), Teispes (-675), Osroes I (50), Sultan Husayn (1668), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), and Harpagus (-700).

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Among celebrities born in Iran, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 1