Aḥmad Shāh Qājār
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Aḥmad Shāh Qājār, or Sulṭān Aḥmad Shāh (27 Shaʿbān 1314–26 Ramaḍān 1348/31 January 1897–26 March 1930), was the seventh and last Qājār monarch of Iran (see Fig. 9). He was the eldest son of Muḥammad ʿAlī Shāh; his mother was Malaka Jahān, the daughter of Kāmrān Mīrzā Nāʾib al-Salṭana. He acceded to the throne on 27 Jumādā II 1327/16 July 1909. His coronation was on 27 Shaʿbān 1332/21 July 1914 and his deposition in 13 Rabīʿ II 1344/31 October 1925 by the Majlis (parliament) brought an end to more than 130 years of Qājār rule in Iran.

In Jumādā II 1327/July 1909, Muḥammad ʿAlī Shāh was depos…

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Ittihadiyya, Mansura and Negahban, Farzin, “Aḥmad Shāh Qājār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0224>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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