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Iran

(formerly known as Persia)

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Cyrus the Great
Cyrus the Great
known as the founder of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire, ruled from 551 to 530 B.C. At the time of his death, his empire stretched from about modern-day Pakistan all the way to the Mediterranean, and from Turkey to the Arabian Peninsula.
Darius I
Darius 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 people.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
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.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
Ayatollah Ruhollah 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.
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