Mustafa Barzani Politician

Mustafa Barzani (Kurdish: Mistefa Barzani) (March 14, 1903 – March 1, 1979) also known as Mullah Mustafa was a Kurdish nationalist leader, and the most prominent political figure in the modern Kurdish politics. In 1946 he was chosen as the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) to lead the Kurdish revolution against Iraqi regimes. Barzani was the primary political and military leader of the Kurdish revolution until his death in March 1979. He led campaigns of armed struggle against both the Iraqi and Iranian governments. Mustafa Barzani was born in 1903 in Barzan, a village in northern Iraqi Kurdistan, (then part of the Ottoman Empire). Following an insurrection launched by his tribe, he was moved along with his mother and the rest of his family in to jail, when Barzani was only at the age of 5 years. His father, grandfather, and a brother were later executed by the Ottoman authorities for other insurrections. At an early age he joined other tribal fighters in aiding Sheikh Barzinji's revolt against the British in Iraq.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 14th, 1903
Date of death
March 1st, 1979 at age of 76
Place of death
Washington, D.C., United States of America



Organizations founded

1. Kurdistan Democratic Party

Political party

Official web page


Wikiedia article

The Kurdistan Democratic Party ; is one of the main Kurdish parties in Iraqi Kurdistan. It was founded in 1946 in Mahabad in Iranian Kurdistan.

Political engagements

Kurdistan Democratic Party

Geographic scope



Kurdish nationalism
Democratic socialism
Social democracy


Official web page

Wikipedia article

For organization description, please check Organizations founded section of page

Other members

born 1933
born 1946
born 1953


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