Mohammad Mosaddegh

1882 - 1967

Mohammad Mosaddegh

Mohammad Mosaddeq (Persian: محمد مصدق‎; IPA: [mohæmˈmæd(-e) mosædˈdeɢ] (listen); 16 June 1882 – 5 March 1967) was an Iranian politician who served as the 35th Prime Minister of Iran, holding office from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état orchestrated by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency and the United Kingdom's MI6.An author, administrator, lawyer and prominent parliamentarian, his administration introduced a range of social and political measures such as social security, land reforms and higher taxes including the introduction of taxation of the rent on land. His government's most significant policy, however, was the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry, which had been built by the British on Persian lands since 1913 through the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC/AIOC), later known as British Petroleum (BP).Many Iranians regard Mosaddegh as the leading champion of secular democracy and resistance to foreign domination in Iran's modern history. Following an initial, failed coup attempt by the CIA/MI6-backed General Fazlollah Zahedi, Mosaddegh resigned four days later on 19 August 1953, with Zahedi succeeding him as prime minister.While the coup is at times referred to in the West as Operation Ajax after its CIA cryptonym, in Iran it is referred to as the 28 Mordad 1332 Coup d'état, after its date on the Iranian calendar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Mosaddegh has received more than 1,506,249 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 977th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Mohammad Mosaddegh ranks 972 out of 14,801Before him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Christian VIII of Denmark, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Carloman II, Henry I of England, and Sigismund I the Old. After him are Louis I of Spain, Romanos III Argyros, Arthur Henderson, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, Clara Petacci, and Leo VI the Wise.

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Among people born in 1882, Mohammad Mosaddegh ranks 20Before him are Emmy Noether, Kurt von Schleicher, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Edward Hopper, Melanie Klein, and Zoltán Kodály. After him are Arthur Eddington, Abd el-Krim, James Franck, Umberto Boccioni, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. Among people deceased in 1967, Mohammad Mosaddegh ranks 9Before him are Konrad Adenauer, Puyi, Vivien Leigh, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Hopper, and Zoltán Kodály. After him are Spencer Tracy, Clement Attlee, Jack Ruby, André Maurois, John Coltrane, and Vladimir Komarov.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh ranks 44 out of 374Before him are Ardashir I (180), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Báb (1819), and Yazdegerd III (624). After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Astyages (-700), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), and Shirin Ebadi (1947).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh ranks 21Before him are Nader Shah (1688), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Yazdegerd III (624). After him are Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284), Astyages (-700), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Cambyses I (-600), and Xerxes II of Persia (-500).

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