Reza Shah

1878 - 1944

Reza Shah

Reza Shah Pahlavi (Persian: رضا شاه پهلوی‎; pronounced [ɾeˈzɒː ˈʃɒːh-e pæhlæˈviː]; 15 March 1878 – 26 July 1944), commonly known as Reza Shah, was the Shah of Iran from 15 December 1925 until he was forced to abdicate by the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran on 16 September 1941. Two years after the 1921 Persian coup d'état, led by Zia ol Din Tabatabaee, Reza Pahlavi became Iran's prime minister. The appointment was backed by the compliant national assembly of Iran. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reza Shah has received more than 1,542,095 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 560th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 71.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Reza Shahs by language


Among politicians, Reza Shah ranks 556 out of 14,801Before him are Louis VI of France, Peleus, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Ante Pavelić, Sun Quan, and Lycurgus of Sparta. After him are Frederick William III of Prussia, Claudius Gothicus, Charles XV of Sweden, Gustav III of Sweden, Valentinian I, and Mobutu Sese Seko.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1878, Reza Shah ranks 3Before him are Janusz Korczak and Lise Meitner. After him are Martin Buber, John B. Watson, Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, Pancho Villa, Gustav Stresemann, Werner von Blomberg, André Citroën, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. Among people deceased in 1944, Reza Shah ranks 10Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Romain Rolland, Claus von Stauffenberg, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and Abdulmejid II. After him are Günther von Kluge, Michael Wittmann, William James Sidis, Marc Bloch, Alexis Carrel, and Arthur Eddington.

Others Born in 1878

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1944

Go to all Rankings

In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Reza Shah ranks 23 out of 374Before him are Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Abu Nuwas (762), Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), Saadi Shirazi (1210), and Tahmasp I (1514). After him are Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Al-Tabari (839), and Tughril (990).

Others born in Iran

Go to all Rankings


Among politicians born in Iran, Reza Shah ranks 8Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), Ali Khamenei (1939), and Tahmasp I (1514). After him are Darius II (-475), Khosrow I (501), Malik-Shah I (1055), Hassan Rouhani (1948), Cambyses II (-550), and Farah Pahlavi (1938).

Politicians Born in Iran

Go to all Rankings