Famous Iranian or Persian People

Based on the clues, name these famous people from Iran or Persia, past and present.
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Last updated: January 30, 2020
First submittedSeptember 22, 2019
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Great king who established the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire
Cyrus the Great
Spiritual leader who founded Zoroastrianism
Zoroaster
Great king who ruled the empire at its greatest extent
Darius the Great
Successor of the above who fought against the 300 Spartan soldiers
Xerxes the Great
Founder of the Achaemenid dynasty
Achaemenes
Best-selling poet in the United States
Rumi
Author of the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, "Shahnameh"
Ferdowsi
Western name of the Islamic Golden age polymath, Abu Ali Sina or Ibn Sina
Avicenna
Author of "Layla and Majnun"
Nizami Ganjavi
Democratically elected prime minister who was overthrown by the CIA in 1953
Mohammad Mosaddegh
Leader of the 1979 revolution
Ruhollah Khomeini
King the above overthrew during that revolution
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Former president and the current supreme leader of Iran
Ali Khamenei
President who signed the nuclear deal
Hassan Rouhani
The controversial predecessor of the above
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
"House of Sand and Fog" and "The Expanse" actress
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast, writing from a female point of view
Forough Farrokhzad
Founder of the Bahá'í Faith
Bahá'u'lláh
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