Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Biography

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was the ruler of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He took the title Šâhanšāh on 26 October 1967. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi held several other titles, including that of Aryamehr and Bozorg Arteštārān.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father Reza Shah. During Mohammad Reza's reign, the Iranian oil industry was briefly nationalized under the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh before a U.S.-backed coup d'état deposed Mosaddegh and brought back foreign oil firms, and Iran marked the anniversary of 2,500 years of continuous monarchy since the founding of the Persian Empire by Cyrus the Great. As ruler, he introduced the White Revolution, a series of economic, social and political reforms with the proclaimed intention of transforming Iran into a global power and modernizing the nation by nationalizing certain industries and granting women suffrage. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Nationality:
Iran
Profession:
Politician
Religion:
Islam, Shia Islam
Date of Birth:
October 26, 1919
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
July 27, 1980
Age at Death:
60
Cause of Death:
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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