Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari

1906 - 1986

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Sayyid Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari (Persian: محمد کاظم شریعتمداری), also spelled Shariat-Madari (5 January 1906 – 3 April 1986), was an Iranian Grand Ayatollah of Azerbaijani origin. He favoured the traditional Shiite practice of keeping clerics away from governmental positions and was a critic of Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, denouncing the taking hostage of diplomats at the US embassy in Tehran. In 1982 he was accused of being part of a plot to bomb Khomeini's home and to overthrow the Islamic republic, and he remained under house arrest until his death in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari has received more than 106,696 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari is the 1,919th most popular religious figure (down from 1,698th in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from Iran (down from 259th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari ranks 1,919 out of 2,238Before him are Ján Chryzostom Korec, Asser, Frang Bardhi, Antonio María Javierre Ortas, Gregorio Rosa Chávez, and Christian Horner. After him are John Xiphilinus, Elizabeth Hesselblad, Pope Maximus of Alexandria, Athenodorus of Byzantium, Kelvin Felix, and Mariana de Jesús de Paredes.

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Among people born in 1906, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari ranks 185Before him are Buddhadasa, Nazim al-Qudsi, František Svoboda, Eraldo Monzeglio, Marian Spychalski, and Fazıl Küçük. After him are Sergei Gerasimov, Alberto Lleras Camargo, Herbert Wehner, Jerzy Giedroyc, Juan Carlos Calvo, and René Huyghe. Among people deceased in 1986, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari ranks 131Before him are Yasuzo Masumura, Moderato Wisintainer, James H. Wilkinson, Anatoly Marchenko, Herma Szabo, and Roy Cohn. After him are Hank Mobley, Adolfo Baloncieri, W. Averell Harriman, Broderick Crawford, Ilmari Salminen, and Harald Reinl.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari ranks 285 out of 528Before him are Farrokhroo Parsa (1922), Mastoureh Ardalan (1805), Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou (1930), Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda (1879), Suleiman II of Persia (1714), and Sadeq Khan Zand (1800). After him are Mardavij (890), Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi (1935), Anousheh Ansari (1966), Jalal Al-e-Ahmad (1923), Simin Behbahani (1927), and Masoud Kimiai (1941).

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Among religious figures born in Iran, Mohammad Kazem Shariatmadari ranks 29Before him are Mohammad-Baqer Majlesi (1627), Ibn Khuzayma (838), Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875), Aga Khan II (1830), Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854), and Hamza ibn-'Ali ibn-Ahmad (985). After him are Kazim Rashti (1793) and Reza Hosseini Nassab (1960).