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Pahlevi(Encyclopedia)Pahlevi: see Reza Shah Pahlevi; Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi.
Reza Shah Pahlevi(Encyclopedia)Reza Shah Pahlevi r´zä shä pä´lv [key], 1878–1944, shah of Iran (1925–41). He began his career as an army officer and gained a reputation for valor and leadership. He headed a coup in 1...
Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi(Encyclopedia)Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlevi moohäm´mäd rzä shä p´lv [key], 1919–80, shah of Iran (1941–79). Educated in Switzerland, he returned (1935) to Iran to attend the military academy in Teh...
Riza Shah Pahlevi(Encyclopedia)Riza Shah Pahlevi: see Reza Shah Pahlevi.
Ahmad Mirza(Encyclopedia)Ahmad Mirza äkhmäd´ mrzä´ [key], 1898–1930, shah of Persia (1909–25), son of Muhammad Ali. The last of the Qajar dynasty, he came to power as a result of a coup against his father. A regent...
Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah(Encyclopedia)Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah khm´n [key], 1900–1989, Iranian Shiite religious leader. Educated in Islam at home and in theological schools, in the 1950s he was designated ayatollah, a supreme...
Bakhtiari(Encyclopedia)Bakhtiari bäkhtä´r, –är´, bkh– [key], tribal group, numbering around 850,000, living in SW Iran, in a mountainous region (c.25,000 sq mi/64,750 sq km) in Khuzestan and Esfahan pro...
Montazeri, Hossein Ali(Encyclopedia)Montazeri, Hossein Ali, 1922–2009, Iranian Islamic scholar and political leader. A follower of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Montazeri objected to Khomeini's arrest and exile, and became involved in ...
Tehran(Encyclopedia)Tehran or Teheranboth: trän´, –rn´ [key], city (1991 pop. 6,475,527), capital of Iran and Tehran prov., N Iran, near Mt. Damavand. It is Iran's largest city and its administrative, commer...
Muhammad Zahir Shah(Encyclopedia)Muhammad Zahir Shah mhm´d zä´hr shä [key], 1914–2007, last king of Afghanistan. In 1933 he became king after his father, Muhammad Nadir Shah, was assassinated. During his reign power was...
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