Mohammad Hassan Mirza

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Mohammad Hassan Mirza
شاهزاده محمدحسن میرزا قاجار
Ahmad shah and mirza.jpg
Photographic portrait of Mohammad Hassan Mirza (r) and his brother Ahmad Shah Qajar (l)
Born (1899-11-20)20 November 1899
Tabriz, Iran
Died 7 January 1943(1943-01-07) (aged 43)
Maidenhead, England
Burial Kerbala
Spouse Mahin Banou Malek-Mansour
Aziz Aghdas
Issue Prince Soltan Hossein Mirza
Prince Soltan Hamid Mirza
Prince Rokn al-Din Mirza
Princess Shams Aqdas
Princess Giti Afrouz
Dynasty Qajar
Father Mohammad Ali Shah
Mother Malakeh Jahan

Mohammad Hassan Mirza (20 November 1899, in Tabriz – 7 January 1943, in Maidenhead), was the brother of Ahmed Shah Qajar of Iran, and former Crown Prince of the Qajar dynasty. Soon after Reza Shah deposed the Qajar dynasty and made himself Shah of Iran in 1925, Prince Mohammad Hassan and his family were sent into permanent exile to England. In 1930, he declared himself the rightful heir to the crown as pretender to the throne. He died on 7 January 1943 in Maidenhead, England and was buried in Kerbala, Iraq.

His son, Hamid Mirza Qajar continued as pretender to the throne and was favoured by the British as a potential successor to Reza Shah Pahlavi after the latter was deposed during World War II. His efforts were hindered by the fact that he didn't speak Persian and his mother tongue was English[citation needed].



Government Positions Held[edit]

  • Governor-General of South Azerbaijan (1918).
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ahmad Mirza
Crown Prince of Persia
Title next held by
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Non-profit organization positions
New title
Society founded
Honorary Director of the Iranian Red Lion and Sun Society
Title next held by
Mostowfi ol-Mamalek