Mostafa Chamran

1932 - 1981

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Mostafa Chamran Save'ei (Persian: مصطفی چمران ساوه‌ای‎) (2 October 1932 – 21 June 1981) was an Iranian physicist, politician, commander and guerrilla fighter who served as the first defense minister of post-revolutionary Iran and a member of parliament as well as the commander of paramilitary volunteers in Iran–Iraq War, known as "Irregular Warfare Headquarters". He was killed during the Iran–Iraq War. In Iran, he is known as a martyr and a symbol of an ideological and revolutionary Muslim who left academic careers and prestigious positions as a scientist and professor in the US, University of California, Berkeley and migrated in order to help the Islamic movements in Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt as a chief revolutionary guerilla, as well as in the Islamic revolution of Iran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mostafa Chamran has received more than 161,932 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Mostafa Chamran is the 8,797th most popular politician (up from 9,003rd in 2019), the 220th most popular biography from Iran (down from 214th in 2019) and the 119th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Mostafa Chamran ranks 8,797 out of 15,710Before him are Sadiq Khan, Ekkathat, Leo I, Prince of Armenia, José Batlle y Ordóñez, Bobby Sands, and Count Kasimir Felix Badeni. After him are Ghazi Muhammad, Firuz Shah Tughlaq, Milton George Henschel, Igor Ivanov, Oskar Fischer, and Peter Struve.

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Among people born in 1932, Mostafa Chamran ranks 178Before him are Bronisław Geremek, Dhirubhai Ambani, Mancur Olson, Mamo Wolde, Predrag Matvejević, and Siegfried Rauch. After him are King Hu, Étienne Tshisekedi, Hubert Reeves, John Glen, Bill Foulkes, and Stefanie Zweig. Among people deceased in 1981, Mostafa Chamran ranks 88Before him are Glauber Rocha, Ziaur Rahman, Walter Heitler, Lanza del Vasto, Norman Taurog, and Bobby Sands. After him are Hermann Esser, Mohammad Beheshti, Savitri, Edvard Kocbek, Harry Harlow, and Alexander Kotov.

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Among people born in Iran, Mostafa Chamran ranks 220 out of 463Before him are Ibn al-Faqih (null), Amir Kabir (1807), Maryam Mirzakhani (1977), Shaul Mofaz (1948), Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919), and Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani (967). After him are Abu Bakr bin Yahya al-Suli (854), Mohammad Beheshti (1928), Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), Aga Khan I (1800), Mansour Bahrami (1956), and Cassandra Clare (1973).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Mostafa Chamran ranks 119Before him are Morteza Motahhari (1919), Abdallah ibn Tahir al-Khurasani (798), Mithridates IV of Parthia (null), Amir Kabir (1807), Shaul Mofaz (1948), and Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (1919). After him are Mohammad Beheshti (1928), Gotarzes II of Parthia (10), Aga Khan I (1800), Vonones II (-25), Phraates I (-190), and Mithridates V of Parthia (100).