• M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


On October 31, 1925, the Majlis, (in the name of the national welfare,’ proclaimed the deposition of the Shah, Sultan Ahmad and the overthrow of the Kajar dynasty. On December 13 the Constituent Assembly elected Riza Khan Pahlevi Shah of Persia, and made the Crown of Darius hereditary in his family. On December 15 the new Shah took the oath to defend the Constitution, and on December 16 he was publicly proclaimed. On September 16, 1941, Riza Shah abdicated and was succeeded by his son, Muhammed Riza Pahlevi (born October 29, 1919), who was sworn before the Majlis on September 18, 1941. On Marcii 15, 1939, the Shah married Princess Fawzieh, eldest sister of the King of Egypt. They have a daughter, born in 1940.


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