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List of famous politicians from Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Iranian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Iranian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Iran and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Iran, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has a variety of politicians in it, from Golbarg Bashi to Hassan-i Sabbah.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Iran in order to get more information about each one.

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Abbas Amir-Entezam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 85 Abbas Amir-Entezam was the spokesman and deputy prime minister in the Interim Cabinet of Mehdi Bazargan in 1979. In 1981 he was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of spying for the U.S., ...more

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Abdol-Hossein Farmanfarma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 80 (1859-1939) Prince Abdol-Hossein Farman Farma was one of the most prominent Qajar princes, and one of the most influential politicians of his time in Persia. He was born to Prince Nosrat Dowleh Firouz 1859, ...more

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Abdolali Bazargan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Abdolali Bazargan age 75 Abdolali Bazargan is an Iranian liberal politician, writer and intellectual who is current leader of Freedom Movement of Iran. He is one of five major figures in the Green Movement to author a ...more

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Abdolhosein Hazhir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 50 (1899-1949) Abdolhosein Hazhir was a Prime Minister of Iran. He served as Minister ten times, and eventually as Prime Minister. When serving as Minister of Royal Court, he was assassinated at the age of 50 ...more

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Abdolhossein Teymourtash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 50 (1883-1933) Abdolhosein Teymūrtāsh was an influential Iranian politician and statesman who served as the first Minister of Court of the Pahlavi Dynasty from 1925 to 1932, and is credited with playing a ...more

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Abdollah Nouri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 68 Abdollah Noori is an Iranian reformist politician and cleric. Despite his "long history of service to the Islamic Republic," he became the most senior Islamic politician to be ...more

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Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 64 Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari was the interior minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami.

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Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 92 Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili is an Iranian politician and Twelver shi'a marja.

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Abol-Ghasem Kashani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Abol-Ghasem Kashani Died at 80 (1882-1962) Ayatollah Seyyed Abol-Ghasem Mostafavi Kashani was a prominent Twelver Shia Muslim cleric and former Chairman of the Parliament of Iran.

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Abolqasem Najm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 91 (1892-1983) Abolghassem Nadjm, Abolqāsem Najm/Abolqassem Najm was an Iranian politician, cabinet minister, and diplomat.

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Ahmad Bourghani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 48 (1960-2008) Ahmad Bourghani Farahani was an influential Iranian reformist politician, notable journalist, writer and political analyst. Bourghani was deputy minister of culture of Iran in President Mohammad ...more

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Ahmad Jannati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 92 Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati Massah is a hardline Iranian politician, fundamentalist Shi'i cleric and a founding member of Haghani school with close ties with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mesbah-Yazdi. He ...more

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Ahmad Khatami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 58 Ahmad Khatami is a senior Iranian Ayatollah, as well as a senior member of the Assembly of Experts. In December 2005, Ali Khamenei appointed him as Tehran’s substitute Friday prayer leader. He ...more

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Ahmad Matin-Daftari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 75 (1896-1971) Ahmad Matin-Daftari, also known as Mo'in al-Dowleh, was a Prime Minister of Iran. Born in Tehran to Mirza Mahmud-khan Ain ul-Mamalek he studied in Tehran's German School, and received his PhD in ...more

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Ahmad Sadr Haj Seyyed Javadi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ahmad Sadr Haj Seyyed Javadi Died at 96 (1917-2013) Ahmad Sadr Haj Seyyed Javadi was an Iranian lawyer, political activist and politician, who served as interior minister and justice minister. He was the first interior minister after the 1979 ...more

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Akbar Ganji is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 58 Akbar Ganji is an Iranian journalist and writer. He has been described as "Iran's preeminent political dissident", and a "wildly popular pro-democracy journalist" who has ...more

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Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani age 84 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is an influential Iranian politician and writer, who was the fourth president of Iran. He was the head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 till 2011 when he decided not ...more

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Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari age 59 Seyed Ali Aghazadeh Dafsari is an Iranian politician and representative of Rasht at Parliament of Iran. He was elected as a member of parliament in the parliamentary election of 1996 but was ...more

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Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Akbar Mohtashami-Pur age 71 Ali Akbar Mohtashamipur or Mohtashami is a Shia cleric who was active in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and later became interior minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He is "seen as a ...more

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Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 74 Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri, sometimes spelled Nategh-Nouri is an Iranian politician. Nateq-Nouri was born in Noor, Mazandaran province, in 1944.

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Ali Amini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 87 (1905-1992) Ali Amini was an Iranian politician and writer who was the Prime Minister of Iran from 6 May 1961 to 19 July 1962.

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Ali Asghar Soltanieh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 68 Ali Asghar Soltanieh was Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Geneva. His term as ambassador ended on 1 September 2013.

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Ali Dashti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Dashti Died at 88 (1894-1982) Ali Dashti was an Iranian rationalist of the twentieth century. Dashti was also an Iranian senator. Ali Dashti: His Life and Work By: Sayeh Dashti Introduction from: The Realm of Sa'di published ...more

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Ali Fallahian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Fallahian age 73 Ali Fallahian, is an Iranian politician and cleric. He served as intelligence minister from 1989 to 1997 under the presidency of Ali Akbar Rafsanjani.

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Ali Kafashian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Kafashian age 64 Ali Kafashian is an Iranian businessman, economist, a retired athlete and the current president of the Iranian Football Federation, a position he held since 1 March 2008. He previously served as ...more

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Ali Khamenei is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 79 Ali Hosseini Khamenei is the second and current Supreme Leader of Iran and a Muslim Cleric. Ali Khamenei succeeded Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian Revolution, after Khomeini's ...more

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Ali Kordan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Kordan Died at 51 (1958-2009) Ali Kordan was an Iranian conservative politician who served in the Revolutionary Guards, the judiciary and as deputy oil minister, before becoming interior minister of Iran in 2008 for just 90 ...more

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Ali Larijani is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 60 Ali Ardashir Amoli Larijani is an Iranian philosopher, politician and the current chairman of the Parliament of Iran. Amoli Larijani was the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council ...more

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Ali Meshkini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Meshkini Died at 85 (1922-2007) Ali Akbar Feyz Meshkini was an Iranian hardline cleric and politician.

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Ali Nikzad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Nikzad age 64 Ali Nikzad is an Iranian politician and academic and a former cabinet minister. He was part of the former president Ahmedinejad's close circle, called "Ardebil ring".

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Ali Younesi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali Younesi age 67 Ali Younesi is an Iranian politician, who served in different positions.

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Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 77 (1879-1956) Allameh Ali Akbar Dehkhodā was a prominent Iranian linguist, and author of the most extensive dictionary of the Persian language ever published.

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Ali-Akbar Zargham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali-Akbar Zargham Died at 65 (1911-1976) Ali-Akbar Zargham, Persian علی اکبر ضرغام, was the Finance Minister of Iran from December 5, 1959 to March 11, 1961 in the cabinets of Manouchehr Eghbal and Jafar Sharif-Emami.

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Ali-Qoli Khan Bakhtiari is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ali-Qoli Khan Bakhtiari Died at 61 (1856-1917) Sardar As'ad Bakhtiari, also known as Haj Ali-Gholi Khan, Sardar Asad II was one of the founder of French Masonic Lodge in Iran, an Iranian revolutionary, a Thane of Bakhtiari Haft Lang tribe, ...more

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Alireza Rajaei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 49 Alireza Rajaei is an Iranian journalist. He is considered as one of the member of the Nationalist-Religious alliance of Iran. He was elected as a member of parliament by people of Tehran in the ...more

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Amir Kabir is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Amir Kabir Died at 45 (1807-1852) Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani known as Amir Kabir, also known by the titles of Atabak and Amir-e Nezam; chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar for the first three years of his reign and one of ...more

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Amir Mohebbian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Amir Mohebbian age 56 Amir Mohebbian, is an Iranian politician, journalist, professor of university and political analyst. Dr. Mohebbian has Ph.D in western philosophy and he is Assistant Professor of University and ...more

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Amir Nosrat'ollah Balakhanlou is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Amir Nosrat'ollah Balakhanlou Died at 90 (1917-2007) Amir Nosrat'ollah Balakhanlou was an Iranian politician. Born in Tehran, he served as a two-time Mayor and MP for Hamedan in 1950s and early 1960s.

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Amir-Abbas Hoveyda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 60 (1919-1979) Amir-Abbas Hoveyda was an Iranian economist and politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran from 27 January 1965 to 7 August 1977. He was prime minister for 13 years and is the longest ...more

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Asadollah Alam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 59 (1919-1978) Amir Asadollah Alam was an Iranian politician who was Prime Minister from 1962 to 1964. He was also Minister of Royal Court, President of Pahlavi University and Governor of Sistan and ...more

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Ashraf Dehghani is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ashraf Dehghani age 70 Ashraf Dehghani is amongst the best known Iranian female communist revolutionaries, and is a member of the Iranian People's Fedai Guerrillas. In 1971, Ashraf Dehghani was arrested, imprisoned, ...more

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Ata'ollah Mohajerani is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 64 Seyyed Ata'ollah Mohajerani is an Iranian historian, journalist, author and reformist politician. Mohajerani served as Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran under President Mohammad ...more

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Dabir Azam Hosna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Dabir Azam Hosna

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Dariush Forouhar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Dariush Forouhar Died at 70 (1928-1998) Dariush Forouhar was a founder and leader of the Hezb-e Mellat-e Iran, a pan-Iranist opposition party in Iran.

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Dariush Homayoon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Dariush Homayoon Died at 83 (1928-2011) Daryoush Homayoun was an Iranian journalist, author, intellectual, and politician. He was the Minister of Information and Tourism in the cabinet of Jamshid Amouzegar, founder of the daily ...more

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Ebrahim Hakimi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ebrahim Hakimi Died at 96 (1863-1959) Ebrahim Hakimi was one of the prime ministers of Iran.

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Ebrahim Yazdi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Ebrahim Yazdi age 87 Ebrahim Yazdi is an Iranian politician and diplomat who served as deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in the interim government of Mehdi Bazargan, until his resignation in ...more

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Ezzatollah Sahabi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
Died at 81 (1930-2011) Ezzatollah Sahabi was an Iranian scholar, humanitarian, democracy activist, politician and former parliament member. He was famous for his political-economical social analysis, and also for the ...more

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Faezeh Hashemi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 56 Faezeh Hashemi Bahramani, more known as Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani is an Iranian Women's rights activist, politician and fromer journalist who served as a member of Iranian parliament from 1996 ...more

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Farah Karimi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Iran
age 58 Farahnaz Karimi is an Iranian-Dutch politician. She was member of the House of Representatives between 1998 and 2006 for GreenLeft.