Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

‘Ali Asghar Khan Atabak (Amin al-Sultan)

b. 1858 or 1859
d. 30 August 1907

Son of Ibrahim Khan Amin al-Sultan; husband of Khanum A‘zam; their children: Quds A‘zam, Fakhr A‘zam, Nush Afarin Khanum A‘zam al-Saltanah, Muhtaram Khanum, Iftikhar A‘zam, ‘Abd Allah Khan Amin al-Sultan, Ahmad Khan Mushir A‘zam, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, and Muhsin Khan; he was killed in 1907 or 1908 at the age of fifty-one

After his father's death, all his positions, including the Ministry of Custom as well as his title, Amin al-Sultan, was transferred to ‘Ali Asghar Khan. In 1887 or 1888, he became the Premier to Nasir al-Din Shah. In 1896 or 1897, he was discharged and exiled to Qum by Muzaffar al-Din Shah. He returned to Tehran in 1898 or 1899 and became the Premier. In 1903 or 1904 , he was dismissed and embarked on a trip. In April or May of 1907, Muhammad ‘Ali Shah invited him to return to Iran and establish his Cabinet. On August 30, 1907, he was assassinated by ‘Abbas Tabrizi while leaving the Majlis. Close

معیرالممالک، دوستعلی خان، رجال عصر ناصری، تهران: نشر تاریخ ایران، ۱۳۶۱.ص ۲۱۰؛ بامداد، مهدی. شرح حال رجال ایران، تهران: نشر زوار، ۱۳۵۷، جلد ۲. Close

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