Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

ʻAbd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma

b. 1858
d. 1939

ʻAbd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, the son of Hajiyah Huma Khanum and Firuz Mirza Nusrat al-Dawlah [I], was born in 1857 or 1858 in Tehran. He was the brother of Malik Taj Khanum Najm al-Saltanah and Ashraf Khanum Surur al-Saltanah (Muzaffar al-Din Shah's wife). He married Fatimah Khanum ʻIzzat al-Dawlah (the daughter of Umm al-Khaqan and Muzaffar al-Din Shah) in 1887 or 1888. His other wives were: Batul Khanum Ahshami, Maʻsumah Khanum, Fatimah Khanum, Hamdam Khanum, Akhtar al-Zaman Khanum, and Batul Khanum [II]. ʻAbd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma died in 1939 at the age of 84 in Tehran

ʻAbd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma, the son of Hajiyah Huma Khanum and Firuz Mirza Nusrat al-Dawlah [I], was born in 1857 or 1858 in Tehran. He was the brother of Malik Taj Khanum Najm al-Saltanah and Ashraf Khanum Surur al-Saltanah (Muzaffar al-Din Shah's wife). In 1882 or 1883 he received the title Nusrat al-Dawlah. He married Fatimah Khanum ʻIzzat al-Dawlah (the daughter of Umm al-Khaqan and Muzaffar al-Din Shah) in 1887 or 1888. He became the commander of the army of Azarbaijan and received the title of Salar Lashkar in 1890 or 1891. One year later, on the death of his older brother, he received the title of Nasir al-Dawlah. From 1891 or 1892 until 1893 or 1894, and again after the period between 1893 or 1894 and 1895 or 1896, he was the governor of Kirman. In 1893 or 1894, he became the provincial governor of Kurdistan. After Muzaffar al-Din Shah’s accession to the throne in 1896, he also became the governor of Tehran. From 1896 to 1897 or 1898, he also headed the Ministry of War. In 1897 or 1898, he fell into disfavor and was assigned to be the governor of Fars, a position that was to last 1.5 years. At the end of 1899, he left for exile in Iraq. He returned to Iran in 1903 or 1904 and became governor of Kirmanshah. After the death of Muzaffar al-Din Shah in 1907, he returned to Tehran after 10 years away and entered politics and was appointed to the governorship of Azarbaijan that same year. After the constitutionalist conquest of Tehran in 1909, he took charge of the Ministry of Justice. On 25 December 1915, he became prime minister and returned to the governorship of Fars that same year. He withdrew from politics in 1921 after his and his two sons’ arrest. His other wives were named Batul Khanum Ahshami, Maʻsumah Khanum, Fatimah Khanum, Hamdam Khanum, Akhtar al-Zaman Khanum, and Batul Khanum [II]. He died in Tehran at the age of 84 in Ramazan 1939. Close

مهرماه فرمانفرمائیان، «زندگی نامه عبدالحسین میرزا فرمانفرما»، جلد دوم، انتشارات توس، چاپ اول، ۱۳۸۲، ص ۳۱۷؛ http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/عبدالحسین_میرزا_فرمانفرما Close

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