Ruhollah Khomeini

1902 - 1989

Ruhollah Khomeini

Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini (UK: khom-AY-nee, US: khohm-; Persian: سید روح‌الله موسوی خمینی‎ [ɾuːholˈlɒːhe xomejˈniː] (listen); 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989), also known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian politician, revolutionary, and cleric. He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the end of the 2,500 year old Persian monarchy. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruhollah Khomeini has received more than 5,498,262 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Ruhollah Khomeini ranks 42 out of 2,001Before him are Pope Pius XII, Jonah, 14th Dalai Lama, Ignatius of Loyola, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Husayn ibn Ali. After him are Isaac, Pope Alexander VI, Pope Clement VII, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Gregory I, and Saint Valentine.

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Among people born in 1902, Ruhollah Khomeini ranks 1After him are Karl Popper, Charles Lindbergh, John Steinbeck, Leni Riefenstahl, Paul Dirac, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Georgy Malenkov, Halldór Laxness, Nâzım Hikmet, and Talcott Parsons. Among people deceased in 1989, Ruhollah Khomeini ranks 4Before him are Salvador Dalí, Nicolae Ceaușescu, and Hirohito. After him are Samuel Beckett, Herbert von Karajan, Konrad Lorenz, Sergio Leone, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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Among people born in Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini ranks 4 out of 374Before him are Omar Khayyam (1048), Euripides (-480), and Xerxes I (-519). After him are Al-Ghazali (1058), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Darius III (-380), Cyrus the Great (-600), Harun al-Rashid (766), Hafez (1325), Esther (-600), and Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865).

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Among religious figures born in Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini ranks 1After him are Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817), Báb (1819), Christina of Bolsena (210), Ibn Majah (824), Junayd of Baghdad (830), Mordecai (null), and `Abdu'l-Bahá (1844).

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