Famous Iranian Presidents

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 1 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.

 2 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.

 3 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.
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 4 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.

 5 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.

 6 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.

 7 Mohammad-Ali Rajai

Mohammad-Ali Rajai
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Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: June 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Qazvīn, Iran
Died: August 30, 1981

Mohammad-Ali Rajai was the second president of Iran, in office for just a few weeks in August 1981 before his untimely death. Before this, he served as prime minister under Abolhassan Banisadr. A teacher by profession, he became actively involved in the Iranian Revolution and joined politics. He was assassinated on 30 August 1981. 

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