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Mehran Karimi Nasseri

1942 - 2022

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Mehran Karimi Nasseri (Persian: مهران کریمی ناصری, pronounced [mehˈrɒn kæriˈmi nɒseˈri]; 1945 – 12 November 2022), also known as Sir, Alfred Mehran, was an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal 1 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. Nasseri's story inspired the 1993 film Lost in Transit and the 2004 film The Terminal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mehran Karimi Nasseri has received more than 5,665,671 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Mehran Karimi Nasseri is the 26th most popular celebrity (up from 32nd in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Iran (up from 132nd 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 26 out of 181Before him are Rosalia Lombardo, Margaret Brown, Dodi Fayed, Sarah Knauss, Marie Duplessis, and Peggy Guggenheim. After him are Don King, Rodney King, Jacques Mayol, Mary Mallon, Kim Kardashian, and Albert Pierrepoint.

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Among people born in 1942, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 86Before him are Muhammadu Buhari, Gilberto Gil, Junichiro Koizumi, Daniela Bianchi, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Sandro Mazzola. After him are Donna Leon, Scott Wilson, Conrad Schumann, Giuseppe Bertello, Mike Markkula, and Geneviève Bujold. Among people deceased in 2022, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 56Before him are Issei Sagawa, Stanislav Shushkevich, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, Ayaz Mutallibov, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Arata Isozaki. After him are Claes Oldenburg, Ivana Trump, Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Mylène Demongeot, Ivica Osim, and Wim Jansen.

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Among people born in Iran, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 121 out of 528Before him are Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), Mulla Sadra (1571), Haji Bektash Veli (1209), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), and Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724). After him are Istakhri (850), Sasan (200), Suleiman of Persia (1647), `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844), Abu Hanifa Dinawari (815), and Karim Khan Zand (1705).

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Among celebrities born in Iran, Mehran Karimi Nasseri ranks 1After him are Shermine Shahrivar (1982).