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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