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Muḥammad Riḍā (Riza) S̲h̲āh Pahlawī
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, son of Riḍā K̲h̲ān [q.v.] and Tād̲j̲ al-Mulūk, daughter of Tīmūr K̲h̲ān mīr-pand̲j̲ (“brigadier”); born 26 October 1919 (his twin sister, As̲h̲raf, was born later the same day), died Cairo 27 July 1980, second and last s̲h̲āh of the Pahlawī [q.v.] dynasty of Iran. At the coronation of his father on 25 April 1926, Muḥammad Riḍā was formally invested as Crown Prince. After primary education at a school established by his father for the sons of government officials and military officers, he was sent in 1931 to a private school in Lausa…

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Savory, R.M., “Muḥammad Riḍā (Riza) S̲h̲āh Pahlawī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0782>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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