Mīrzā Taḳī K̲h̲ān
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, Amīr-i Niẓām or Amīr-i Kabīr, was born at Farāhān of humble parents, his father having been first the cook and then the steward of the Ḳāʾim Maḳām, Mīrzā Abu ’l-Ḳāsim, who ended his life as the first minister of Muḥammad S̲h̲āh Ḳād̲j̲ār (1834-1848). In 1829, as a young menial, Taḳī Ḵh̲an accompanied the Persian Commander-in-Chief on the Mission which was sent to St. Petersburg after the murder at Ṭihrān of the Russian ambassador Grebaiodoff. On his return to Persia after this visit to Europe, he was promoted to be a mīrzā or writer, and subsequently was advanced to the rank of k̲h̲ā…

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Levy, R., “Mīrzā Taḳī K̲h̲ān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4693>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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