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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) of the Imperial State of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow in the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Owing to his status, he was usually known 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 9,566,405 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is the 197th most popular politician (down from 162nd in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Iran (up from 8th 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 197 out of 15,577Before him are Louis the Pious, Caracalla, Salvador Allende, Klemens von Metternich, Titus, and Edward IV of England. After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Al Gore, Louis Philippe I, Henry VII of England, Charles X of France, and Cleisthenes.

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

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Among people born in Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 7 out of 528Before him are Zoroaster (-2000), Omar Khayyam (1048), Al-Ghazali (1058), Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), and Darius III (-380). After him are Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Harun al-Rashid (766), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), and Esther (-600).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi ranks 4Before him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), and Darius III (-380). After him are Harun al-Rashid (766), Cambyses II (-550), Malik-Shah I (1055), Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Khosrow I (501).