Muẓaffar al-Dīn S̲h̲āh Kad̲j̲ār
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, S̲h̲āh of Persia, the fifth ruler of the dynasty, was born at Tehran on 25 March 1853, and was the fourth son of Nāṣir al-Dīn S̲h̲āh [q.v.]. His mother was S̲h̲ukūh al-Salṭana, a daughter of Fatḥ ʿAlī Mīrzā and a granddaughter of Fatḥ ʿAlī S̲h̲āh. Two older sons of Nāṣir al-Dīn were appointed walī ʿahd before Muẓaffar al-Dīn, Muʿīn al-Dīn being the first in 1849. On his death on 6 November 1856, Muḥammad Ḳāsim received the title, but he too died as a child on 29 June 1858. It was then that Muẓaffar al-Dīn became walī ʿahd. (The designation of Muḥammad Ḳāsim was rather unusual, for his mo…

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Burrell, R.M., “Muẓaffar al-Dīn S̲h̲āh Kad̲j̲ār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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