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Aḥmad Shāh Qājār
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Sulṭān Aḥmad Shāh Qājār (1898–1930, r. 1909–25) was the seventh and last Qājār shah of Iran. His father, Muḥammad ʿAlī Shāh (d. 1925), was deposed by leaders of the Constitutional Revolution (1905–9) and sent into exile. Aḥmad was close to his parents and wished to leave with them but was told to stay and ascend the throne. He came of age in August 1914 and was crowned a few days before the First World War broke out. Meanwhile, his father had made an abortive attempt to invade the country from Russ…

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Katouzian, Homa, “Aḥmad Shāh Qājār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24802>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2

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