The Pahlavi dynasty is an Iranian royal dynasty of Mazanderani ethnicity. The Pahlavi dynasty originated in Iran's Mazandaran province. In 1878, Reza Shah Pahlavi was born at the village of Alasht in Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province. His parents were Abbas Ali Khan and Noushafarin Ayromlou. His mother was a Muslim immigrant from Georgia (then part of the Russian Empire), whose family had emigrated to mainland Qajar Iran after Iran was forced to cede all of its territories in the Caucasus following the Russo-Persian Wars several decades prior to Reza Shah's birth. His father was a Mazandarani, commissioned in the 7th Savadkuh Regiment, and served in the Anglo-Persian War in 1856.
Pahlavi Shahs of Iran
|Name||Portrait||Family relations||Lifespan||Entered office||Left office|
|Shahs of Iran|
||Reza Shah||Son of Abbas Ali||1878–1944||15 December 1925||16 September 1941|
||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi||Son of Reza Shah||1919–1980||16 September 1941||11 February 1979|
||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi||Son of Reza Shah||1919–1980||11 February 1979||27 July 1980|
||Wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi||1938–||27 July 1980||31 October 1980|
||Reza Pahlavi||Son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi||1960–||31 October 1980||Incumbent|
Use of titles
- Shâh: Emperor, followed by Shâhanshâh of Iran, with style His Imperial Majesty
- Shahbânu: Shahbânu or Empress, followed by first name, followed by "of Iran", with style Her Imperial Majesty
- Valiahd: Crown Prince of Iran, with style His Imperial Highness
- Younger sons: Prince (Shâhpūr, or King's Son), followed by first name and surname (Pahlavi), and style His Imperial Highness.
- Daughters: Princess (Shâhdokht, or King's Daughter), followed by first name and surname (Pahlavi), and style Her Imperial Highness.
- Children of the monarch's daughter/s use another version of Prince (Vâlâ Gohar, "of superior essence") or Princess (Vâlâ Gohari), which indicate descent in the second generation through the female line, and use the styles His Highness or Her Highness. This is then followed by first name and father's surname, whether he was royal or a commoner. However, the children by the last Shah's sister Fatemeh, who married an American businessman as her first husband, are surnamed Pahlavi Hillyer and do not use any titles.
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(..) His mother, who was of Georgian origin, died not long after, leaving Reza in her brother's care in Tehran. (...).
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(...) His mother, Nush Afarin, was a Georgian Muslim immigrant (...).
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His Imperial Highness Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, will reach his constitutional majority on the 9th of Aban, 1359 (October 31, 1980). On this date, and in conformity with the Iranian Constitution, the regency of Her Imperial Majesty Farah Pahlavi, Shahbanou of Iran, will come to an end and His Imperial Highness, who on this occasion will send a message to the people of Iran, will succeed his father, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, deceased in Cairo on Mordad 5, 1359 (July 27, 1980).