Mirza Nasrullah Khan

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Mirza Nasrullah Khan
نصرالله مشیرالدوله>
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Prime Minister of Persia
In office
1 August 1906 – 17 March 1907
Monarch Mozaffar ad-Din
Mohammad Ali
Succeeded by Ali Asghar Khan
Personal details
Born 1840
Nain, Persia
Died 13 September 1907
Tehran, Persia
Political party Constitutionalist Party
Children 2
Religion Shia Islam

Mirza Nasrullah Khan (1840 - 13 September 1907) (Persian: میرزا نصرالله خان نایینی), titled Moshir al-Dowleh, was the first Iranian Prime Minister. He became Iranian Prime Minister following the introduction of the Persian Constitution of 1906. He established Iran's first legitimate government approved by the Majlis on 7 October 1906. Before becoming Prime Minister, he had served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He died in circumstances said to be suspicious and was buried in Imamzadeh Saleh of Tajrish.

Early life[edit]

Born in 1840 to a family of religious leaders, he grew up in Nain before later travelling to Tehran. In 1862 he married the daughter of wealthy merchant named Mirza Taghi Ajoodan. They had two sons, Hossein and Hassan, who would later get involved in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and play an important role in Iranian politics as members of the Iranian Parliament. Nasrullah, working his way up through the ranks of government, became the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1898.

Prime Ministership[edit]

Nasrullah later became the first prime minister of Iran under the new Iranian Constitution of 1906. Although he resigned on 17 March 1907, his cabinet remained in place until 1 May 1907 when Soltan Ali khan Vazir Afkham became Prime Minister. After Nasrullah's death in late on 13 September 1907, his eldest son Hassan inherited his title of Moshir al-Dowleh.

Sources[edit]

  • Jane Lewisohn, Flowers of Persian Song and Music: Davud Pirniā and the Genesis of the Golhā Programs, Journal of Persianate Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 79–101 (2008)


Political offices
Preceded by
Abdol Majid Mirza
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1902–1905
Succeeded by
Mirza Abdulvahab Khan
Preceded by
None
Prime Minister of Iran
1906–1907
Amir Asghar Khan
Party political offices
Preceded by
None
Leader of Constitutional Movement
1902–1907
Succeeded by
Mohammad Vali Khan Tonekaboni