Abbas-Mirza

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Abbas-Mirza

 

Born Aug. 26, 1789; died Oct. 25, 1833. Statesman of Iran, vicegerent in Azerbaijan, and heir of Fath Ali Shah Qajar.

Abbas-Mirza played a leading role in the state government and foreign policies of Iran. During the Russo-Iranian War of 1826–28, as well as the Iranian-Turkish War of 1821–23, he commanded the Iranian troops. He attempted to reorganize the Iranian Army along European lines with the help of English and French instructors.

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