Khosrow Mirza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Khosrow Mirza
Khosrow Mirza.jpg
Born 1811
Died 1883
Religion Islam
Occupation Prince of Qajar Dynasty

Prince Khosrow Mirza (1811–1883), Persian Prince of Qajar Dynasty, was the 7th son of Abbas Mirza and brother of Djahangir Mirza.

In 1829, Alexander Griboyedov, the Russian diplomat and play writer, was killed in the encirclement of the Russian embassy in Tehran. To apologize for this incident, Fath Ali Shah sent Khosrow Mirza to Saint Petersburg, where he gave the Shah Diamond to the Russian Tsar Nicholas I.

"Apology speech" by Prince Khosrow Mirza, delivered in St. Petersburg, 10 August 1829.

In 1832 Ghaem Magham Farahani imprisoned him at Ardebil. He was blinded there by the order of his brother, Mohammad Shah Qajar. He died in 1883 at the age of 72.

A young Khosrow Mirza is briefly depicted in Alexander Sokurov's 2002 film Russian Ark. The film also portrays Khosrow's elaborate ceremonial apology before the Russian Tsar.


  • Nava'i, Abdol-hossein (1976). Tarikh-e Azodi.