11,670 total votes
Ruhollah Khomeini

Ruhollah Khomeini

Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini was an Iranian Mujtahid, revolutionary, politician, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the first Islamic government in the modern age and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran who was supported by the United States. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. He was succeeded by Ali Khamenei. Khomeini was a Mujtahid or faqih and author of more than 40 books, but h ... more on Wikipedia

Ruhollah Khomeini is also found on...

Famous Authors from Iran Famous People From Iran List of Famous Dictators List of Famous Imams Famous Male Dictators Famous Writers from Iran Famous People Who Died in Iran