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Shapour Bakhtiar

1914 - 1991

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Shapour Bakhtiar (Persian: شاپور بختیار, listen ; 26 June 1914 – 6 August 1991) was an Iranian politician who served as the last Prime Minister of Iran under the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. In the words of historian Abbas Milani: "more than once in the tone of a jeremiad he reminded the nation of the dangers of clerical despotism, and of how the fascism of the mullahs would be darker than any military junta". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shapour Bakhtiar has received more than 516,783 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Shapour Bakhtiar is the 6,001st most popular politician (down from 5,008th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Iran (down from 149th in 2019) and the 100th most popular Iranian Politician.

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Among politicians, Shapour Bakhtiar ranks 6,001 out of 15,577Before him are Diagoras of Rhodes, John II, Count of Holland, Hydatius, Cai Yong, Ebroin, and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. After him are Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Otto V, Duke of Bavaria, Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Matvei Zakharov, Princess Margaret Yolande of Savoy, and Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy.

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Among people born in 1914, Shapour Bakhtiar ranks 78Before him are Lazar Koliševski, Akira Nozawa, Yakov Zeldovich, Nicolas de Staël, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, and Pavle, Serbian Patriarch. After him are Larbi Benbarek, Eugene Nida, Achille Compagnoni, Saul Steinberg, Go Seigen, and Bill Finger. Among people deceased in 1991, Shapour Bakhtiar ranks 64Before him are Aladár Gerevich, Sergey Akhromeyev, Demetrios I of Constantinople, Boris Pugo, Vilém Flusser, and William Heinesen. After him are Willi Boskovsky, Jean Arthur, Christian de Castries, Joachim Kroll, Brad Davis, and Robert Maxwell.

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Among people born in Iran, Shapour Bakhtiar ranks 179 out of 528Before him are Vologases III of Parthia (100), Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942), Shaykh Tusi (995), Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni (864), 'Adud al-Dawla (936), and Apama (-400). After him are Táhirih (1817), Sinatruces of Parthia (-157), Mehdi Bazargan (1907), Phriapatius (-290), Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (1960), and Arsaces II of Parthia (-300).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Shapour Bakhtiar ranks 100Before him are Shahrokh Shah (1734), Amytis of Media (-630), Vologases III of Parthia (100), Mir-Hossein Mousavi (1942), 'Adud al-Dawla (936), and Apama (-400). After him are Sinatruces of Parthia (-157), Mehdi Bazargan (1907), Phriapatius (-290), Arsaces II of Parthia (-300), Shutruk-Nakhunte (-1300), and Sati Beg (1300).