Sunday, June 03, 2007
List of Iranian national heroes
Cyrus the Great, Founder of the Persian Empire
Darius the Great, Persian Emperor
Babak Khorramdin, Leader of the Persian resistance against Arab invaders
Ferdowsi, Savior of the Persian language, poet of Shahnameh epic.
Bahram Chobin, One of the greatest Eran Spahbods (generalissimo)
Rostam-e Dastan, legendary warrior from the Shahnameh
Arash the Archer, legendary warrior from the Shahnameh
Jamshid, One of the greatest kings of mythical Persia according to Shahnameh's account.
Kaveh the Blacksmith, character from the Shahnameh
Mohammad Mosaddegh, Nationalised Iran's oil industry
Amir Kabir, Politician and minister to Naser -o- Din Shah of Qajar Dynasty.
Nader Shah, Military leader and Shah of Iran, rightfully dubbed as Napoleon of Persia.
Takhti, Great Persian wrestler.
Surena or Suren Pahlav, were among the prominent ruling clans during the Parthian Empire. Eran Spahbod Rostaham Suren Pahlav was a member of this house who managed to decisively defeat Roman Army under command of Crassus at the Battle of Carrhae.
Abbas Mirza, able crown prince of Qajar Dynasty who lead a number of albeit unfruitful military campaigns against Impersial Russia.
Abu Muslim Khorasani.
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel peace prize winner
Mirza Kuchak Khan, Activist
Shah Abbas the Great
Ya'qub bin Laith as-Saffar
Reza Shah, Founder of the Pahlavi Dynasty
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But after a long absence a list ???