Shirin Ebadi

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Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى, romanized: Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian Nobel laureate, lawyer, writer, teacher and a former judge and founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. In 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her pioneering efforts for democracy and women's, children's, and refugee rights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shirin Ebadi has received more than 737,182 page views. Her biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Shirin Ebadi is the 39th most popular social activist (up from 49th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Iran (up from 60th in 2019) and the most popular Iranian Social Activist.

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist. She was the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

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Among social activists, Shirin Ebadi ranks 39 out of 840Before her are Sadako Sasaki, Emiliano Zapata, Lady Godiva, Ferdinand Lassalle, Jan Palach, and Sophie Scholl. After her are Simon Wiesenthal, Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Niemöller, Angela Davis, Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta.

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Among people born in 1947, Shirin Ebadi ranks 18Before her are Florentino Pérez, Brian May, Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Salman Rushdie, and James Hunt. After her are Mario Draghi, Paul Auster, Takeshi Kitano, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Paco de Lucía.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Shirin Ebadi ranks 54 out of 631Before her are Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247), Mohammad Mosaddegh (1882), Doris Lessing (1919), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (1932), and Yazdegerd III (624). After her are Ghazan (1271), Astyages (-700), Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani (940), Báb (1819), Attar of Nishapur (1145), and Moshe Katsav (1945).

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Among social activists born in Iran, Shirin Ebadi ranks 1After her are Babak Khorramdin (798), Narges Mohammadi (1972), Musa al-Sadr (1928), Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei (1899), Massoud Rajavi (1948), Nasrin Sotoudeh (1963), Mahmoud Taleghani (1911), Mina Ahadi (1956), Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani (1967), Maryam Namazie (1966), and Reyhaneh Jabbari (1988).