Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

1919 - 1980

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Persian: محمدرضا پهلوی, pronounced [mohæmˈmæd reˈzɒː pæhlæˈviː]; 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), also known as Mohammad Reza Shah (محمدرضا شاه), was the last Shah (King/Sultan) of the Imperial State of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow in the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Due to his status as the last Shah of Iran, he is often referred to simply as the Shah. Mohammad Reza Shah took the title Shahanshah ("King of Kings") on 26 October 1967 and held several other titles, including that of Aryamehr ("Light of the Aryans") and Bozorg Arteshtaran ("Commander-in-Chief"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi has received more than 8,414,994 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is the 162nd most popular politician (down from 145th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Iran (down from 6th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Iranian Politician.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is most famous for being the last shah of Iran. He was overthrown in 1979 during the Iranian Revolution and replaced by Ayatollah Khomeini.

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Among politicians, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 162 out of 15,710Before him are Ho Chi Minh, Demosthenes, Batu Khan, Brutus the Younger, Cyrus the Great, and Joanna of Castile. After him are Mustafa I, Leonidas I, Titus, Reinhard Heydrich, George W. Bush, and Murad II.

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Among people born in 1919, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 1After him are Eva Perón, J. D. Salinger, Edmund Hillary, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, Desmond Doss, Nat King Cole, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, and Margot Fonteyn. Among people deceased in 1980, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 7Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, John Lennon, Karl Dönitz, and Jean Piaget. After him are Erich Fromm, Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, and Oskar Kokoschka.

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 8 out of 463Before him are Omar Khayyam (1048), Xerxes I (-519), Al-Ghazali (1058), Darius III (-380), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), and Cyrus the Great (-600). After him are Harun al-Rashid (766), Esther (-600), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Hafez (1325), and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 4Before him are Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), and Cyrus the Great (-600). After him are Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Farah Pahlavi (1938).