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Qasem Soleimani

1957 - 2020

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Qasem Soleimani (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی, romanized: Qâsem Soleymâni; 11 March 1957 – 3 January 2020) was an Iranian military officer who served in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). From 1998 until his assassination 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.Soleimiani joined the IRGC Quds Force in 1979, eventually rising to commander. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Qasem Soleimani has received more than 8,110,973 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Qasem Soleimani is the 290th most popular military personnel (down from 182nd in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Iran (down from 66th 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 290 out of 1,468Before him are Jozef Gabčík, Meng Tian, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Wilhelm Bittrich, Robert Nivelle, and Tomoyuki Yamashita. After him are François Christophe de Kellermann, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Götz von Berlichingen, Toyotomi Hideyori, Alexander Yegorov, and John J. Pershing.

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Among people born in 1957, Qasem Soleimani ranks 17Before him are Frances McDormand, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Sid Vicious, Donald Tusk, Christopher Lambert, and Gloria Estefan. After him are Melanie Griffith, Aki Kaurismäki, Stefan Löfven, Steve Buscemi, Carole Bouquet, and Falco. Among people deceased in 2020, Qasem Soleimani ranks 32Before him are Robert Hossein, Stanley Cohen, Diana Rigg, Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, and Kenzō Takada. After him are Oliver E. Williamson, Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, Lee Kun-hee, Mary Higgins Clark, and Dmitry Yazov.

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Among people born in Iran, Qasem Soleimani ranks 96 out of 528Before him are Atossa (-550), Mordecai (null), Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan (1305), Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi (1155), Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1831), and Yazdegerd I (400). After him are Sogdianus of Persia (-500), Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar (1872), Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Al-Hadi (764), Mazdak (450), and Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898).

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