Mohammad Beheshti

1928 - 1981

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Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti (Persian: سیّد محمد حسینی بهشتی‎; 24 October 1928 – 28 June 1981) was an Iranian jurist, philosopher, cleric and politician who was known as the second person in the political hierarchy of Iran after the revolution. Beheshti is considered to have been the primary architect of Iran's post-revolution constitution, as well as the administrative structure of the Islamic Republic. Beheshti is also known to have selected and trained several prominent politicians in the Islamic Republic, such as former presidents Hassan Rouhani and Mohammad Khatami, Ali Akbar Velayati, Mohammad Javad Larijani, Ali Fallahian, and Mostafa Pourmohammadi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Beheshti has received more than 143,669 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mohammad Beheshti is the 8,952nd most popular politician (up from 9,368th in 2019), the 222nd most popular biography from Iran (down from 221st in 2019) and the 120th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Mohammad Beheshti ranks 8,952 out of 15,710Before him are Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Kilij Arslan III, Antigenes, Şükrü Saracoğlu, Marie I, Countess of Boulogne, and Thomas R. Marshall. After him are Mihailo Vojislavljević, Yekuno Amlak, Nergal-ushezib, Vera Kholodnaya, John II of Cyprus, and Martín Vizcarra.

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Among people born in 1928, Mohammad Beheshti ranks 218Before him are Pal Benko, Henri Debehogne, Torben Ulrich, Dan Blocker, Ruth Westheimer, and Friedrich Wetter. After him are Jörg Demus, Lennart Carleson, Marion Ross, Eric Dolphy, Jack Tramiel, and Hubert Selby Jr.. Among people deceased in 1981, Mohammad Beheshti ranks 90Before him are Walter Heitler, Lanza del Vasto, Norman Taurog, Bobby Sands, Mostafa Chamran, and Hermann Esser. After him are Savitri, Edvard Kocbek, Harry Harlow, Alexander Kotov, Claude Auchinleck, and Paul Anspach.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Beheshti ranks 222 out of 463Before him are Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967), Mostafa Chamran (1932), and Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854). After him are Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), Aga Khan I (1800), Mansour Bahrami (1956), Cassandra Clare (1973), Mahmoud Shabestari (1288), and Asghar Farhadi (1972).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mohammad Beheshti ranks 120Before him are Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Amir Kabir (1807), Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), and Mostafa Chamran (1932). After him are Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), Aga Khan I (1800), Vonones II (-25), Phraates I (-190), Mithridates V of Parthia (100), and Orodes I of Parthia (-190).