Qasem Soleimani

1957 - 2020

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Qasem Soleimani (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی‎, pronounced [ɢɒːˌsem solejˈmɒːniː]; 11 March 1957 – 3 January 2020) was an Iranian military officer who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). From 1998 until his death in 2020, he was the commander of the Quds Force, an IRGC division primarily responsible for extraterritorial and clandestine military operations. In his later years, he was considered by some analysts to be the right-hand man of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, as well as the second-most powerful person in Iran behind him.As a civilian, Soleimani initially worked in construction before joining the IRGC during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qasem Soleimani has received more than 6,413,878 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Qasem Soleimani is the 182nd most popular military personnel (up from 848th in 2019), the 66th most popular biography from Iran (up from 199th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

Qasem Soleimani is most famous for his leading role in the Iran-Iraq War and the Iran-Iraq War.

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Among military personnels, Qasem Soleimani ranks 182 out of 1,466Before him are Wilhelm List, Joachim Peiper, Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Pyotr Bagration, and Joseph Joffre. After him are Gotthard Heinrici, Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Jean Lannes, Giovanni Giustiniani, Auguste de Marmont, and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.

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Among people born in 1957, Qasem Soleimani ranks 7Before him are Osama bin Laden, Hamid Karzai, Hans Zimmer, Michael Clarke Duncan, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Dolph Lundgren. After him are Sid Vicious, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Stefan Löfven, Donald Tusk, and Gloria Estefan. Among people deceased in 2020, Qasem Soleimani ranks 22Before him are Michel Piccoli, Lucia Bosè, Little Richard, Katherine Johnson, Stanley Cohen, and Mary Higgins Clark. After him are Lee Teng-hui, Tabaré Vázquez, George Steiner, Geert Hofstede, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Joel Schumacher.

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Among people born in Iran, Qasem Soleimani ranks 66 out of 463Before him are Ghazan (1271), Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Shirin Ebadi (1947), Cyaxares (-700), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), and Babak Khorramdin (798). After him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1742), Shapur II (309), Achaemenes (-800), and Ibn Majah (824).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Qasem Soleimani ranks 1After him are Datis (-600), Bahram Chobin (600), Harpagus (-700), Jalil Zandi (1951), Esmail Ghaani (1957), Hossein Salami (1960), Mohammad Ali Jafari (1957), and Nasser Shabani (1957).