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ʿAbbās Mīrzā
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ʿAbbās Mīrzā (1203–1249/1789–1833) was a son of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh Qājār and crown prince during his father's reign. He was born on 4 Dhū al-Ḥijja 1203/26 August 1789 in the village of Nawā, near Damāwand. ʿAbbās Mīrzā's mother was Āsiya, daughter of Fatḥ ʿAlī Khān Qājār Dawallū. This match was part of Āghā Muḥammad Khān's strategy of unifying the two main Qājār clans, namely the Āshāqī Bāshī and Yukhārī Bāshī (Iʿtiḍād al-Salṭana, 292–293; Nafīsī, 2/2–3; Gīlānshāh, 2–8). It was perhaps for this reaso…

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Department of History and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbbās Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0018>
First published online: 2015



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