Mohammad Ali Jafari

1957 - Today

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Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari (Persian: محمدعلی جعفری, born 1 September 1957, also known as Aziz Jafari and Ali Jafari) is a retired Iranian military officer and former commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from 2007 to 2019. He was appointed by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on 1 September 2007, succeeding Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi. According to a 2 September 2007 report by Radio Free Europe, Radio Farda has described Jafari has been close to the conservative subfaction, which includes Mohsen Rezaee, the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and former commander of the IRGC and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a former IRGC member and the mayor of Tehran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Ali Jafari has received more than 299,941 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mohammad Ali Jafari is the 1,853rd most popular military personnel (down from 1,574th in 2019), the 400th most popular biography from Iran (down from 355th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 1,853 out of 2,058Before him are Kyrylo Budanov, John Bell Hood, Albert Ball, Anton Grasser, Sergey Gritsevets, and Issam Zahreddine. After him are Alexandros Othonaios, Hugh S. Johnson, Charles Q. Brown Jr., Ibrahim Traoré, William Alexander Morgan, and Franz Sigel.

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Among people born in 1957, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 327Before him are Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, Chico Serra, Andris Piebalgs, Sainkho Namtchylak, Mary Stävin, and Yasutaro Matsuki. After him are Thierry Meyssan, Yelena Kondakova, Matthias Reim, Frank Schätzing, Richie Ramone, and Osman Kavala.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 400 out of 631Before him are Ahmad Vahidi (1958), Zahra Rahnavard (1945), Shahram Nazeri (1950), Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani (1939), Mohammad Mirmohammadi (1948), and Hadi Khosroshahi (1939). After him are Homa Darabi (1940), Hadi Choopan (1987), Andy (1958), Amir Ghalenoei (1963), Yusuf Adil Shah (1459), and Firishta (1560).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 10Before him are Datis (-600), Harpagus (-700), Esmail Ghaani (1957), Hossein Salami (1960), Jalil Zandi (1951), and Ahmad Vahidi (1958). After him are Nasser Shabani (1957), and Razi Mousavi (1962).