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House of Pahlavi

House of Pahlavi
Country Iran
Ancestral house

Founder Reza Shah
Final sovereign Mohammad Reza Shah
Current head Reza Pahlavi
Founding 15 December 1925
Deposition 11 February 1979
Cadet branches
Ethnicity Persian, Mazanderani

The House of Pahlavi (Persian: خاندان پهلوی), is the imperial house which ruled Iran from the Coronation of Reza Shah in 1925, following the overthrow of Ahmad Shah Qajar, the last ruler of the Sublime State of Persia, which was already weakened by Soviet and British occupation. The National Assembly of Iran, known as the Majlis, convening as a Constituent Assembly on 12 December 1925, deposed the young Ahmad Shah Qajar, and declared Reza Shah the new monarch of the Imperial State of Iran on 15 December that same year. In 1935, Reza Shah issued a request to foreign embassies that the country hitherto known as Persia internationally, should also be known by its native name Iran in the international arena. He was eventually forced to abdicate during the Anglo-Soviet invasion on 16 September 1941. Reza Shah's son Mohammad Reza Shah was in turn overthrown, and the imperial house deposed by the Iranian Revolution of 1979.[1]

Heads of the House of Pahlavi (1925–present)

See also


External links

  • Pahlavi Dynasty
  • Official website of Reza Pahlavi
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