Ahmad Mirza

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Ahmad Mirza

(äkhmäd` mērzä`), 1898–1930, shah of Persia (1909–25), son of Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali,
1872–1925, shah of Persia (1906–9), son of Muzaffar ad-Din Shah, of the Qajar dynasty. Muhammad Ali, who was an opponent of constitutional government, began to rule at a critical period just after the constitution of 1906 had been granted.
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. The last of the Qajar dynasty, he came to power as a result of a coup against his father. A regent initially ruled for him. A weak figure, Ahmad was overthrown in 1921 in a military coup by Reza Khan (later Reza Shah PahleviReza Shah Pahlevi
, 1878–1944, shah of Iran (1925–41). He began his career as an army officer and gained a reputation for valor and leadership. He headed a coup in 1921 and became prime minister of the new regime in 1923.
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). The shah, unable to oppose the new government, left (1923) for Europe, where he died.
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The diamond was owned by Ahmad Shah Qajar, who was born in 1898, reigned from 1909 until the Qajar dynasty was disestablished in 1925, and died in Paris in exile in 1930 at the age of 32.