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Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani  

(1934– )Iranian statesman who became president of Iran (1989–97) on the death of Ayatollah Khomeini.Rafsanjani was born near Kerman, the son of a pistachio-nut-farming family of moderate wealth. From ...
Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi

Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi  

(b. 26 Oct. 1919, d. 27 July 1980).Shah of Iran 1941–79 Born in Tehran, he succeeded his deposed father on 17 September 1941, and was subsequently anxious to avoid his predecessor's mistake of having ...

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