Ali Reza Pahlavi (son of Reza Shah)

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This article is about the son of Reza Shah. For his nephew of the same name, see Ali-Reza Pahlavi.
Prince Ali Reza
Prince of Iran
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Spouse Christiane Cholewski
Issue Patrick Ali Pahlavi
Full name
English: Ali Reza
Persian: علی رضا
House House of Pahlavi
Father Rezā Shāh
Mother Tadj ol-Molouk
Born (1922-03-01)1 March 1922
Tehran, Persia
Died 17 October 1954(1954-10-17) (aged 32)
Mazandaran, Iran

Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi (1 March 1922 – 17 October 1954) was the second son of Reza Shah Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, and the brother of the Shah Mohammad Reza. He was a member of the Pahlavi dynasty.[1]


Ali Reza Pahlavi studied political science at Harvard University.[1] Following Reza Shah's deposition and exile, Ali Reza accompanied his father into exile in Mauritius and then into Johannesburg, South Africa.

He was married to Christiane Cholewska; their son is Patrick Ali Pahlavi (aka "Prince Ali", born 1 September 1947)[2] although no record of his parents' 1946 wedding in the 16th arrondissement of Paris of Paris, France is on official record there.[3] An older son was born to him and Cholewska on 15 September 1941, prior to their marriage, and named "Joachim Christian Philippe Pahlavi".[3] The couple divorced in 1948.[3]

Ali Reza was killed on 17 October 1954 in a flying accident in the Alborz Mountains.[4][3]


National honours[edit]

  • Order of Pahlavi (Iran).gif Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Pahlavi[5]
  • Order of Military Merit (Iran) First Class.gif Order of Military Merit, First Class (1937)[6]
  • Order of Military Merit (Iran) Second Class.gif Order of Military Merit, Second Class (1937)[7]
  • Order of the Glory (Iran).gif Order of Glory, First Class (1937)[8]

Foreign honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ali Akbar Dareini (1 January 1999). The Rise and Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty: Memoirs of Former General Hussein Fardust. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 123. ISBN 978-81-208-1642-8. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Ali Pahlavi. About, Biography Facebook
  3. ^ a b c d Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1980). Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume II Africa & the Middle East. p. 149. ISBN 0-85011-029-7. 
  4. ^ Cockcroft, James D (1989). Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran. Chelsea House Publishers. p. 79. ISBN 9781555468477. 
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