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Mohammad Ali Jafari

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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 former commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps 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. The replacement of Safavi was thought to be a move to strengthen the conservative faction as a counterweight to the radicalizers around President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whom Safavi is close to."Observers appear to regard Jafari as principally a tactician, organizer, and 'technical' military man," according to Radio Free Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Ali Jafari has received more than 270,802 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mohammad Ali Jafari is the 1,544th most popular military personnel (down from 1,390th in 2019), the 355th most popular biography from Iran (down from 324th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 1,544 out of 1,468Before him are John Abizaid, John Dill, Gilad Shalit, John C. Pemberton, Christy Mathewson, and William Rosecrans. After him are Leonid Khabarov, Carl Gustav Fleischer, Mikhail Tolstykh, John André, Chesty Puller, and Stephen Decatur.

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Among people born in 1957, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 337Before him are Rosalind Chao, Bruce Payne, Aleksandr Tkachyov, Manuel Rivas, Ciro Gomes, and Daniel Scioli. After him are Walter Moers, Alex Jennings, Michael Caton-Jones, Diomedes Díaz, Fernando Chui, and Alan Eustace.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 355 out of 528Before him are Dariush (1951), Bahman Ghobadi (1969), Azar Nafisi (1955), Yusuf Adil Shah (1459), Andy (1958), and Shahram Nazeri (1950). After him are Andranik Eskandarian (1951), Shahrnush Parsipur (1946), Cumrun Vafa (1960), Harold Nicolson (1886), Afshin Ghotbi (1964), and Guity Novin (1944).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Mohammad Ali Jafari ranks 8Before him are Bahram Chobin (600), Datis (-600), Harpagus (-700), Jalil Zandi (1951), Esmail Ghaani (1957), and Hossein Salami (1960). After him are Nasser Shabani (1957).