Nāsir al-Din S̲h̲āh
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(r. 1848-96), fourth ruler of the Ḳād̲j̲ār dynasty [q.v.] of Persia. Born on 6 Ṣafar 1247/17 July 1831 in the village of Kuhnamīr near Tabrīz to the then Prince Muḥammad Mīrzā (later Muḥammad S̲h̲āh. r. 1834-48) and Malik D̲j̲ahān (later Mahd-i ʿUlyā: Queen Mother, d. 1873), daughter of a powerful Ḳād̲j̲ār chief, Nāṣir al-Dīn epitomised the eventual union of the contesting Ḳuwānlū and Davalū clans of the Ḳād̲j̲ār tribe. The young Crown Prince’s right of succession to the throne was not fully secured bef…

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Amanat, A., “Nāsir al-Din S̲h̲āh”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5825>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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