I, aka Darius the Great, ruled
Persia from ca. 522-485 B.C. At the time of his
death, his empire covered some 2.9 million square
miles and he ruled over approximately 10 million
|Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
became Shah of Iran upon the forced abdication of
his father in 1941, and was himself overthrown
following widespread discontent in 1979.
Khomeini dedicated many years to
overthrowing the rule of the Shah of Iran, which
was finally accomplished in 1979; he subsequently
led the country until 1989.