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Mohammad-Ali Rajai

1933 - 1981

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Mohammad-Ali Rajai (Persian: محمدعلی رجائی; 15 June 1933 – 30 August 1981) was the second president of Iran from 2 August 1981 until his death. He served also as prime minister under Abolhassan Banisadr. In addition, Rajai was minister of foreign affairs from 11 March 1981 to 15 August 1981, while he was prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad-Ali Rajai has received more than 472,530 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Mohammad-Ali Rajai is the 3,120th most popular politician (up from 3,531st in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Iran (up from 121st in 2019) and the 65th most popular Iranian Politician.

Mohammad-Ali Rajai was the second president of Iran. He was the prime minister from 1980 to 1981 and president from 1981 to 1989. He was assassinated in 1981.

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Among politicians, Mohammad-Ali Rajai ranks 3,120 out of 15,577Before him are Hystaspes, Eugenius, Altan Khan, Seleucus III Ceraunus, Eleonora Gonzaga, and Antipater the Idumaean. After him are Theudebald, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Baldwin I, Margrave of Flanders, Topa Inca Yupanqui, Tomislav of Croatia, and Qazi Muhammad.

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Among people born in 1933, Mohammad-Ali Rajai ranks 56Before him are Horst Buchholz, Willie Nelson, Jeremy Brett, Bobby Robson, Henri, Count of Paris, and Ali Shariati. After him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Larry King, Ilia II of Georgia, Edward de Bono, Corazon Aquino, and Than Shwe. Among people deceased in 1981, Mohammad-Ali Rajai ranks 31Before him are Georges Brassens, Joseph Murphy, Karl Böhm, Max Delbrück, Mehmet Shehu, and Abel Gance. After him are Miroslav Krleža, David Wechsler, Zarah Leander, Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark, Harry Harlow, and Will Durant.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad-Ali Rajai ranks 114 out of 528Before him are Yazdegerd II (500), Bardiya (-580), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Abbas III (1732), Datis (-600), and Ali Shariati (1933). After 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).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mohammad-Ali Rajai ranks 65Before him are Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah (873), Tahmasp II (1704), Yazdegerd II (500), Bardiya (-580), and Abbas III (1732). After him are Qazi Muhammad (1893), Arses of Persia (-360), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), Istakhri (850), Suleiman of Persia (1647), and Karim Khan Zand (1705).