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Amīr Kabīr
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Amīr Kabīr, Muḥammad Taqī Farāśhānī (1222–1268/1807–1852), was chief minister (ṣadr-i aʿẓam) during the first four years of the reign of the Qājār, Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh (r. 1264–1313/1848–1896), famed for his strengthening and reform of government. He was known by various titles, in particular Amīr Niẓām and Amīr Kabīr. He was born in Hazāwa on the outskirts of Farāhān; although the exact date of his birth is not known, 1…

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Velayati, Ali Akbar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Amīr Kabīr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0272>
First published online: 2015



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