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)
Heir Presumptive Qajar dynasty
Reign 1930–1943
Predecessor Ahmad Shah Qajar
Successor Prince Hamid Mirza
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 Azerbaijan 1918.
Preceded by
Ahmad Shah Qajar
Heir Presumptive Qajar dynasty
Succeeded by
Hamid Mirza