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Gholam Ali Oveissi

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Gholam Ali Oveissi
General Gholam-Ali Oveissi, pre-1979
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
In office
6 November 1978 – 22 November 1978
MonarchMohammad Reza Pahlavi
Prime MinisterGholam Reza Azhari
Preceded byKazem Wadi'i
Succeeded byBagher Katouzian
Personal details
Born(1918-04-16)16 April 1918
Fordo, Qom Province, Iran
Died7 February 1984(1984-02-07) (aged 65)
Paris, France
Awardssee Medals
Military service
Nickname(s)Hero of Iran[1]
AllegianceIran
Branch/serviceImperial Iranian Army
Years of service1934–1979
Rank General
CommandsCommander of the Iranian Imperial Army

Arteshbod Gholam-Ali Oveissi (Persian: غلامعلی اویسی‎; 16 April 1918 – 7 February 1984) was an Iranian general and the Chief Commander of the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He was the last general to head the Imperial Army of Iran. He is regarded as one of the most powerful military generals in Iran's modern history.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lodi News-Sentinel – Google News Archive Search". Retrieved 24 November 2018.