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Mohammad Reza Shah

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Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Fatehpur Sikri, Iran
Death Date
Jul 27, 1980 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Fatehpur Sikri, Iran
Death Date
Jul 27, 1980 (60)

About

King of Persia and Iran from 1941 until the Iranian revolution in 1979. He was a secular ruler whose White Revolution attempted to reform his country ito a global power by giving women the right to vote and nationalizing certain industries. He was the last monarch of Iran.

Before Fame

He studied at the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and he came to power during World War II after an Anglo-Soviet invasion forced the abdication of his father Reza Shah.

Trivia

He lost support from the Shi'a clergy of Iran as well as the working class which lead to his loss of power, because of his his strong policy of modernization, secularization, and his recognition of Israel.

Family Life

He married his third wife, Farah Diba, in 1959.

Associated With

His monarchy was overthrown in 1979, which allowed Mahmound Ahmadinejad to eventually become the country's president.