Famous Iranian Political Leaders

Find out more about the greatest Iranian Political Leaders, including Ali Khamenei, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hassan Rouhani, Mohammad Mosaddegh and Rezā Shāh.

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 1 Mohammad Mosaddegh

Mohammad Mosaddegh
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: June 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: March 5, 1967
Born to an Iranian public officer, Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh had an elite education in Switzerland. His oil-nationalization act brought about an economic crisis in the country. He was known to be an eccentric person who met visitors in pajamas, from his bed, and also cried in public.

 2 Rezā Shāh

Rezā Shāh
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Famous As: Shah of Iran (1925-41)
Birthdate: March 15, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alasht, Iran
Died: July 26, 1944

Rezā Shāh was a military colonel who founded the Pahlavi dynasty and reigned as the Shah of Iran from December 1925 to September 1941. He was also the prime minister of Iran from October 1923 to November 1925. His tenure saw the introduction of many social, economic, and political reforms, and he is regarded as the founder of modern Iran. 

 3 Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran

Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran
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Famous As: Founder and leader of the self-styled National Council of Iran
Birthdate: October 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Reza Pahlavi is the oldest son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, and his wife Farah Diba. He was the crown prince before the Iranian Revolution overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty in 1979. He is the founder of the self-styled National Council of Iran and a prominent critic of Iran's Islamic Republic government. 

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 4 Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani
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Famous As: 7th President of Iran (2013-21)
Birthdate: November 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sorkheh, Iran

Hassan Rouhani is an Iranian politician and the current president of Iran. Serving as the Iranian president since 3 August 2013, Rouhani was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2013. One of the most popular Iranian politicians of all time, Hassan Rouhani is credited with improving the country's diplomatic relations with other countries.

 5 Zerubbabel

Zerubbabel
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Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known

Zerubbabel was a governor of Yehud Medinata, a province in the Achaemenid Empire. The grandson of Jeconiah, Zerubbabel is credited with leading the first group of Jews, who returned from the Babylonian exile, in the first year of Cyrus the Great. Zerubbabel is also credited with laying the foundation of the famous Second Temple in Jerusalem.

 6 Ali-Reza Pahlavi

Ali-Reza Pahlavi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 4, 2011

Ali-Reza Pahlavi was an Iranian prince who belonged to the Pahlavi Imperial Family. The son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Ali Reza was second in the order of succession to the imperial throne before the Iranian Revolution. Ali-Reza Pahlavi suffered from depression and passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Boston, USA, at the age of 44.

 7 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
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Famous As: President of Iran
Birthdate: October 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aradan, Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the president of Iran from 2005 tom 2013. He had also been the mayor of Tehran earlier and had also served as a leader of the conservative coalition Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, or Abadgaran. He is also part of the Islamic Society of Engineers.

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 8 Ayatollah Khomeini

Ayatollah Khomeini
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Famous As: 1st Supreme Leader of Iran (1979-89)
Birthdate: September 24, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Khomein, Iran
Died: June 3, 1989
Ayatollah Khomeini, or the Imam Khomeini, became Iran’s first Supreme Leader, after leading the 1979 Iranian Revolution against Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. He founded the Islamic Republic of Iran. He also issued a “fatwa” against novelist Salman Rushdie and supported the hostage takers during the Iran hostage crisis. 

 9 Shapur I

Shapur I
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0215 AD
Birthplace: Firouzabad
Died: April 30, 0272

Shapur I ruled as the Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire from 240 to 270. A fierce conqueror, Shapur destroyed the Arab city of Hatra in the early 240s before waging wars against Roman emperors like Philip the Arab and Valerian and capturing cities of Nisibis, Carrhae, Dura-Europos, and Antioch. Shapur remained active in his later years before dying of illness.

 10 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
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Famous As: President of Iran (1989-1997)
Birthdate: August 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bahreman, Iran
Died: January 8, 2017
Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had also been the speaker of the Majles, or the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and the commander-in-chief during the Iran-Iraq War. Though generally dictatorial, his governance was known for its tolerance of criticism and cultural openness, and earned him the nickname Akbar Shah.

 11 Ali Khamenei

Ali Khamenei
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Famous As: Supreme Leader of Iran
Birthdate: July 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mashhad
Ali Khamenei has been serving as the supreme leader of Iran since 1989 and has previously been its president. He is one of the co-founders of the Islamic Republic Party and led his country during the Iran–Iraq War. His reign has also seen extreme treatment of journalists and protestors.

 12 Shahpur Bakhtiar

Shahpur Bakhtiar
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: June 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shahrekord, Iran
Died: August 6, 1991

Shahpur Bakhtiar was an Iranian politician best remembered for serving as the 45th Prime Minister of Iran from 6 January 1979 to 11 February 1979. Bakhtiar also wrote many articles and books, including Ma Fidélité and 37 Days after 37 Years. Shahpur Bakhtiar was killed in France on 6 August 1991 after he had escaped a couple of assassination attempts.

 13 Nizam al-Mulk

Nizam al-Mulk
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Famous As: scientist, writer
Birthdate: April 10, 1018
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 14, 1092

Nizam al-Mulk was a Persian political philosopher, scholar, and vizier of the Great Seljuk Empire. Nizam rose to the position of the de facto ruler from humble beginnings. He is perhaps best remembered for founding several important institutions known as madrasa in cities across the Seljuk Empire. Nizam al-Mulk is also credited with writing an important political treatise called Siyasatnama.

 14 Mohammad Khatami

Mohammad Khatami
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Famous As: Philosopher, Politician, Librarian, Writer
Birthdate: September 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ardakan

Mohammad Khatami is an Iranian politician who served as the President of Iran from 1997 to 2005. A respected and influential politician, Khatami advocated tolerance, freedom of expression, and civil society during his presidency. He  also served as the Minister of Culture of Iran from 1982 to 1992.

 15 Artabanus of Persia

Artabanus of Persia
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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Persia
Died: 0464 AD

Artabanus of Persia was a Persian political figure who lived during the Achaemenid dynasty. He was reportedly Regent of Persia for a few months between 465 BC and 464 BC. It is believed that he served as the chief official of Xerxes I and was either his vizier or his head bodyguard. 

 16 Cambyses I

Cambyses I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0600 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0559 BC

Cambyses I was the king of Anshan from c. 580 to 559 BC. He was an early member of the Achaemenid dynasty and was a great-grandson of its founder Achaemenes. Not much is known about his life other than the fact that he reigned under the overlordship of Astyages.  

 17 Nusrat Bhutto

Nusrat Bhutto
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Isfahan, Iran
Died: October 23, 2011

Nusrat Bhutto was the wife of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhurro. She was the First Lady of Pakistan from 1971 to 1977.  Nusrat Bhutto also served as a senior member of the federal cabinet between 1988 and 1990.

 18 Maryam Rajavi

Maryam Rajavi
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Famous As: Leader of the People's Mujahedin of Iran
Birthdate: December 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Maryam Rajavi is an Iranian woman best known as the leader of a political-militant organization called People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK), which is working towards overthrowing the Iranian government. In July 2021, Maryam Rajavi organized a protest and condemned Ebrahim Raisi, calling him the "henchman" of the butchery of 30,000 political prisoners. 

 19 Shapur II

Shapur II
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Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: 0309 AD
Birthplace: Firouzabad
Died: 0379 AD

Shapur II ruled as the Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire from 309 to 379. Referred to as Shapur II the Great, he ruled for the entirety of his life and is remembered as the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Iran. His reign, which witnessed the expansion of his empire's territory, marked the beginning of the first Sasanian golden era.

 20 Masoud Barzani

Masoud Barzani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mahabad

Masoud Barzani is a Kurdish politician who served as the President of Kurdistan Region from 2005 to 2017. A respected politician, Barzani has been serving as the head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party since 1979. Barzani is credited with playing a crucial role in the progression of the Kurdistan Region polity after the end of the Gulf War in 1991.

 21 Cyaxares

Cyaxares
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0625 BC
Birthplace: Ecbatana
Died: 0584 BC

Cyaxares ruled as the king of the Medes from 625 to 585 BC. He is credited with founding the Median Empire and helped transform the empire into a regional power by uniting most of the ancient Iranian tribes after collaborating with the Babylonians to wipe out the Assyrian Empire.

 22 Ardeshir Zahedi

Ardeshir Zahedi
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Famous As: Minister of Foreign Affairs (1966 to 1971)
Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: November 18, 2021

Ardeshir Zahedi was an Iranian diplomat and politician best remembered for serving as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 12 January 1966 to 12 September 1971. An influential politician, Ardeshir Zahedi also served as ambassador to the US and to the UK from 1960 to 1962 and from 1962 to 1966 respectively. 

 23 Fazlollah Zahedi

Fazlollah Zahedi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 17, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran
Died: September 2, 1963

Fazlollah Zahedi was an Iranian statesman and lieutenant general who served as the 36th Prime Minister of Iran after overthrowing Mohammad Mosaddegh in the 1953 Iranian coup d'état with the help of the Great Britain and the United States. Fazlollah Zahedi was serving as the Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, when he died at the age of 71.

 24 Moshe Katsav

Moshe Katsav
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Famous As: President , Politician 
Birthdate: December 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yazd

Moshe Katsav is an Israeli ex-politician who became the second Mizrahi Jew to serve as the President of Israel from 1 August 2000 until his resignation on 1 July 2007. Katsav resigned after allegations of sexual harassment from his female subordinates. In 2011, Moshe Katsav was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment, of which he served five, at Maasiyahu Prison.

 25 Abolhassan Banisadr

Abolhassan Banisadr
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamedan, Iran

Abolhassan Banisadr was an Iranian writer and politician who served as the first president of Iran from 4 February 1980 to 22 June 1981. Prior to his presidency, Banisadr served as the Minister of Finance from 17 November 1979 to 10 February 1980. Abolhassan Banisadr is also credited with co-founding a political organization called National Council of Resistance of Iran.

 26 Ahmad Shah Qajar

Ahmad Shah Qajar
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: January 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Died: February 21, 1930
Ahmad Shah Qajar was Shah of Iran from 1909 to 1925. He was the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty. He was the son of Mohammad-Ali Shah and came to power after his father was removed by the parliament. He was just 12 when he ascended to the throne and was formally crowned upon reaching the age of majority. 

 27 Sogdianus of Persia

Sogdianus of Persia
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Famous As: Ruler of the Achaemenid Empire for a period in 424–423 BC.
Birthdate: 0000 BC
Died: 0423 BC

Sogdianus of Persia ruled over the Achaemenid Empire from 424 to 423 BC. His rule was cut short by his untimely death as he was captured and killed by his half-brother Ochus who succeeded Sogdianus and ruled over the Persian Empire until 404 BC. Interestingly, Sogdianus of Persia had ascended the throne after having his elder half-brother Xerxes II killed.

 28 Hossein Rezazadeh

Hossein Rezazadeh
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: May 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ardabil, Iran

Hossein Rezazadeh is an Iranian politician. Also a former weightlifter, he is a two-time Olympic champion and four-time World Weightlifting champion. He is widely considered one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. The Rezazadeh Stadium was built in his honor. He entered politics in 2013 and was elected as a member of the City Council of Tehran. 

 29 Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Mir-Hossein Mousavi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khameneh, Iran
Mir-Hossein Mousavi is an Iranian reformist politician. He served as the 49th and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. An architect by profession, he became politically active during the Iranian Revolution. He went into semi-retirement after the 1989 constitutional changes which removed the post of the prime minister. He is married to academic Zahra Rahnavard. 

 30 Musa al-Sadr

Musa al-Sadr
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Famous As: politician, theologian, Akhoond
Birthdate: April 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qom
Died: August 28, 1928

Musa al-Sadr was an Iranian-born Lebanese scholar and political leader. He founded the Amal Movement, a political party associated with the Shia sect. He was born into an influential family tracing to Musa Ibn Jaafar, the seventh Shia Imam. At the peak of his popularity, he was considered a towering figure in Shia politics. He went missing in August 1978. 

 31 Massoud Rajavi

Massoud Rajavi
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Famous As: Leader of People's Mujahedin of Iran
Birthdate: August 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tabas, Iran
Died: March 13, 2003

Massoud Rajavi was a political figure who became the leader of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) in 1979. He joined the MEK as a young law student at the University of Tehran. He actively participated in the 1979 Iranian Revolution. He was married to Maryam Rajavi, who became the co-leader of the MEK. He disappeared in 2003. 

 32 Amir Kabir

Amir Kabir
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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: January 9, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hezaveh, Iran
Died: January 10, 1852

Amir Kabir was chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for three years. He is regarded as "Iran's first reformer." He tried to bring gradual reform to the country. He executed many Babis, including the founder of the movement, the Báb. Later in his life, he was exiled to Fin Garden in Kashan and eventually murdered. 

 33 Mehdi Bazargan

Mehdi Bazargan
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Famous As: politician, engineer
Birthdate: September 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran
Died: January 20, 1995

Mehdi Bazargan was an Iranian academic, scholar, head of Iran's interim government, and long-time pro-democracy activist. He is best remembered for serving as the 46th Prime Minister of Iran from 4 February 1979 to 6 November 1979. A renowned and respected academic, Mehdi Bazargan served as the head of the University of Tehran's first engineering department.

 34 Ahmad Khomeini

Ahmad Khomeini
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: March 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Qom, Iran
Died: March 17, 1995

Ahmad Khomeini was an Iranian political leader who played an important role in the Iranian Revolution. The son of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ahmad served as his father's right-hand man before, during, and after the Revolution. Acting as a bridge between Ruhollah Khomeini and the Iranian people, many of Ahmad Khomeini's decisions had decisive effects on the outcome of the Revolution.

 35 Maryam Namazie

Maryam Namazie
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Famous As: Human rights activist, Politician
Birthdate: April 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Maryam Namazie is a British-Iranian secularist, human rights activist, communist, commentator, and broadcaster. Namazie has had a huge impact on the lives of refugees around the world. In the USA, she co-founded the Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees. Maryam Namazie is also an outspoken critic of cultural relativism and the oppression of women in some Muslim countries.

 36 Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf
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Famous As: politician
Birthdate: August 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torqabeh

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf is an Iranian politician and former military officer. He is the current Speaker of the Parliament of Iran. From 2005 to 2017, he served as the Mayor of Tehran. After serving as the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards' Aerospace Force from 1997 to 2000, he served as the Chief of police between 2000 and 2005.

 37 Bahram V

Bahram V
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0400 AD
Died: 0438 AD

Bahram V was the Sasanian King of Kings from 420 to 438. He was the son of Sasanian Shah Yazdegerd I and was groomed for succeeding his father from an early age. He was trained under the Lakhmid kings and took over the kingdom upon his father’s death, becoming one of the most famous kings in Iranian history. 

 38 Ali Reza Pahlavi

Ali Reza Pahlavi
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Famous As: Politician and Socialite
Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: January 4, 2011

Ali Reza Pahlavi was an Iranian socialite best known as the younger son of former Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Ali Reza was second in the right of succession to the Iranian throne prior to the Islamic Revolution. He died at the age of 44 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after suffering from depression for a long time. 

 39 Teispes

Teispes
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0640 BC

Teispes ruled as the King of Persia from 675 BC until his death in 640 BC. He is said to have conquered the Elamite city of Anshan in a bid to expand his small kingdom. Teispes was succeeded by his son Cyrus I, who went on to rule over Persia for 20 years.

 40 Mohammad Mirmohammadi

Mohammad Mirmohammadi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Qom, Iran
Died: March 2, 2020

Mohammad Mirmohammadi was an Iranian politician who served as the senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He was conservative and principlist. A member of the Expediency Discernment Council, he was also a member of the 6th and 7th Iranian parliaments for Qom. He has served as the secretary-general of the Islamic Civilization Party as well.  

 41 Mostafa Chamran

Mostafa Chamran
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Famous As: Former Member of the Iranian Parliament
Birthdate: October 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: June 21, 1981

Mostafa Chamran was an Iranian physicist, politician, and commander.  He served as the first defense minister of post-revolutionary Iran. He helped to found the Amal Movement in southern Lebanon. He was the commander of paramilitary volunteers in the Iran–Iraq War, known as "Irregular Warfare Headquarters". He died in the war and is known as a martyr in Iran.  

 42 Bahram Chobin

Bahram Chobin
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Famous As: General
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 0591 AD

Bahram Chobin was a nobleman, political leader, and general of the late Sasanian Empire. He also served as its ruler from 590 to 591. A respected political leader renowned for his character, skills, and accomplishments, Bahram Chobin came to be known as a hero and his life inspired several folktales and literary works.

 43 Ahmad Qavam

Ahmad Qavam
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 2, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: July 23, 1955

Ahmad Qavam was a politician best remembered for serving as the Prime Minister of Iran on five occasions between 1921 and 1952. During one of his terms as the Prime Minister, Ahmad Qavam played a key role in the signing of the 1942 Tripartite Treaty between Britain, Russia, and Iran.

 44 Hushang Ansary

Hushang Ansary
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Famous As: Politician, Businessperson, Diplomat, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ahvaz, Iran

Hushang Ansary is an Iranian-American former businessman, diplomat, and philanthropist. He is best known for serving as the Iranian Minister of Tourism and Information from 1971 to 1974. He also served as the Minister of Finance from 1974 to 1977. Hushang Ansary is a recipient of several prestigious awards like the Woodrow Wilson Award and Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

 45 Sadegh Ghotbzadeh

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1936 AD
Birthplace: Isfahan, Iran
Died: September 15, 1982

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh was an Iranian politician who worked closely with Ayatollah Khomeini during his 1978 exile in France. He served as the foreign minister during the Iran hostage crisis following the Iranian Revolution. He was arrested on charges of planning to kill Ayatollah Khomeini and criticizing the Islamic Republic Party. He was executed in 1982. 

 46 Bahram I

Bahram I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Istakhr
Died: August 31, 0274

Bahram I ruled as the fourth Shahanshah of the Sasanian Empire from June 271 to September 274. Unlike his predecessors, Bahram was intolerant towards Manichaeism. Bahram I's reign marked the beginning of the end of Manichaeism as he imprisoned and executed Mani with the help of the Zoroastrian priest Kartir.

 47 Mahmud Gawan

Mahmud Gawan
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Famous As: Prime minister in the Bahamani Sultanate of Deccan
Birthdate: 1411 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: March 31, 1481

 48 Hossein Fatemi

Hossein Fatemi
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Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: February 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naein, Iran
Died: November 10, 1954

Hossein Fatemi was an Iranian scholar who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 16 September 1952 to 19 August 1953. He worked closely with Mohammad Mosaddegh and proposed the nationalization of Iranian gas and oil assets. When the Mosaddegh government was toppled after the 1953 coup d'état, Hossein Fatemi was arrested, tortured, and executed by a firing squad.

 49 Hadi Khosroshahi

Hadi Khosroshahi
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: December 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tabriz, Iran
Died: February 27, 2020

Hadi Khosroshahi was an Iranian cleric and diplomat. As a 15-year-old, he joined Sayyid Mojtaba Mir-Lohi, the leader of the militant outfit Fada'iyan-e Islam (Devotees of Islam). He served as the first Iranian Ambassador to the Vatican. In the Vatican, he founded Europe's Islamic Culture Center. He also had close ties to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.  

 50 Qazi Muhammad

Qazi Muhammad
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mahabad, Iran
Died: March 31, 1947

Qazi Muhammad was an Iranian Kurdish leader best remembered for establishing the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan. He served as the President of the short-lived self-governing state Republic of Mahabad. In 1947, Qazi Muhammad was hanged to death by the Pahlavi dynasty after accusing him of treason.