ʿAbbās Mīrzā
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Nāyib al-Salṭana ʿAbbās Mīrzā (1203–49/1789–1833) was the fourth son of Fatḥ-ʿAlī Shāh Qājār (r. 1797–1834). He was heir apparent (valī ʿahd) to the Qājār throne of Iran and, as governor of Azerbaijan, played a leading role in the two Russo-Persian wars in the Caucasus (1804–13 and 1826–8). With his ministers Mīrzā ʿĪsā Buzurg (d. 1822) and Mīrzā Abū l-Qāsim Qāʾim Maqām (d. 1835), he is credited with making the first efforts at reform and modernisation in Iran. He was born in Navā (in Māzandarān) on 4 Dhū l-Ḥijja 1203/26 August 1789 and died in Mashhad on 10 Jumada II 1249/25 October 1833.


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Werner, Christoph, “ʿAbbās Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23894>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004225671, 2012, 2012-1

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