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  1. Rita Hayworth

    Rita Hayworth


    Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.

  2. Yasmin Khan

    Yasmin Khan


    Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (born December 28, 1949) is an American philanthropist known for raising public awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

  3. Prince Aly Khan

    Prince Aly Khan


    Prince Ali Salman Aga Khan (13 June 1911 – 12 May 1960), known as Aly Khan, was a son of Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III, the leader of the Nizārī Ismā'īlī Muslims, a sect of Shia Islam, and the father of Aga Khan IV.

  4. Aga Khan IV

    Aga Khan IV


    Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) (Persian: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎) (Urdu: شاه کریم حسینی، آقاخان چهارم‎) (Aga Khan is also transliterated as Aqa Khan and Agha Khan), NPk, NI, KBE, CC, GCC, GCIH, GCM was born on 13 December 1936, in Geneva, Switzerland. He is a British business magnate, racehorse owner and breeder, as well as being the 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism, a denomination of Ismailism within Shia Islam consisting of an estimated 20-30 million adherents (about 20 % of the world's Shia Muslim population). He has held this position of Imam, under the title of Aga Khan IV, since 11 July 1957, when, at the age of 20, he succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III. The Aga Khan claims to be a direct descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered the first Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima az-Zahra, Muhammad’s daughter from his first marriage. In 1986 the Aga Khan ordained the current version of the Ismailia Constitution – an ecclesiastical decree affirming to Nizari Ismailis his "sole right to interpret the Qur'an and provide authoritative guidance on [all] matters of faith" and formalising his sole discretion, power and authority for the governance of Nizari Ismaili jamats (places of worship) and institutions.

  5. Marjane Satrapi

    Marjane Satrapi


    Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی) (born 22 November 1969) is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.

  6. Mohammad Mosaddegh

    Mohammad Mosaddegh


    Mohammad Mosaddegh or Mosaddiq (Persian: مُحَمَد مُصَدِق‎; 16 June 1882 – 5 March 1967), was an Iranian politician. He was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d'état orchestrated by the American Central Intelligence Agency and the British Secret Intelligence Service.

  7. Aga Khan III

    Aga Khan III


    Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC (2 November 1877 – 11 July 1957) was the 48th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili community. He was one of the founders and the first president of the All-India Muslim League. His goal was the advancement of Muslim agendas and protection of Muslim rights in India. The League until the late 1930s was not a mass organisation but represented the landed and commercial Muslim interests of the United Provinces (today's Uttar Pradesh). He shared Syed Ahmad Khan's belief that Muslims should first build up their social capital through advanced education before engaging in politics. Aga Khan called on the British Raj to consider Muslims to be a separate nation within India. Even after he resigned as president of the AIML in 1912, he still exerted major influence on its policies and agendas. He was nominated to represent India to the League of Nations in 1932 and served as President of the League of Nations from 1937–38.

  8. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

    Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan


    Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, KBE, KCSS (Urdu: صدرالّدين آغا خان‎, Ṣadr ad-Dīn Āghā Khān, 1933 – 2003) served as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1966 to 1978, during which he reoriented the agency's focus beyond Europe and prepared it for an explosion of complex refugee issues. He was also a proponent of greater collaboration between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and UN agencies. The Prince's interest in ecological issues led him to establish the Bellerive Foundation in the late 1970s, and he was a knowledgeable and respected collector of Islamic art.

  9. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar

    Naser al-Din Shah Qajar


    Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar (16 July 1831 – 1 May 1896) (Persian: ناصرالدین شاه قاجار‎) was the King of Persia from 17 September 1848 to 1 May 1896 when he was assassinated. He was the son of Mohammad Shah Qajar and Malek Jahān Khānom and the third longest reigning monarch in Iranian history after Shapur II of the Sassanid dynasty and Tahmasp I of the Safavid Dynasty. Nasser al-Din Shah had sovereign power for close to 50 years and was also the first Iranian monarch to ever visit Europe.

  10. Ghaem Magham Farahani

    Ghaem Magham Farahani


    Mirza Abolghasem Ghaem Magham Farahani (Persian: میرزا ابوالقاسم قائم مقام فراهانی‎) or Mirza Abu'l-Qasim Farahani Qá'im Maqam (1779 – June 28, 1835, Negarestan Garden, Tehran) was an Iranian Prime Minister in the early 19th century.

  11. Fathollah Khan Akbar

    Fathollah Khan Akbar


    Fathollah Khan Akbar was an Iranian Prime Minister. He was Minister of Justice in the several Iranian Cabinet.He was a representative of Iranian Parliament from Ahwaz.He was Prime Minister of Iran from October 1920 to February 1921 when He deposed by a Coup by Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee and Reza Khan.

  12. Ahmad Shah Qajar

    Ahmad Shah Qajar


    Ahmad Shāh Qājār (Persian: احمَد شاه قاجار‎) (21 January 1898 – 21 February 1930) was Shah of Iran (Persia) from 16 July 1909, to 31 October 1925, and the last ruling member of the Qajar dynasty.

  13. Khosrow Jahanbani

    Khosrow Jahanbani


    Khosrow Jahanbani (1942 – 16 April 2014) was the son of Iranian general Amanullah Jahanbani and second husband of Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi.

  14. Mohammed Kazem Yazdi

    Mohammed Kazem Yazdi


    Mohammed Kazem Yazdi (d. in April 1919) was a prominent Shia Islamic scholar centered in Najaf, most famous for his anti-constitutionalist stand during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911. He is said to have at first reflected the attitude of the "piously apolitical ulama" and refused to take a stand in favor of the Constitution despite insistent pressure by pro-Constitution talebs, but then opposed the Constitution siding with Sheikh Fazlollah Noori when Noori's son came to Najaf to enlist clerical support.

  15. Zia'eddin Tabatabaee

    Zia'eddin Tabatabaee


    Zia'eddin Tabatabaee (1888 – August 29, 1969) (Persian: سید ضیاءالدین طباطبایی‎) was an Iranian politician, Mayor of Tehran (1921-1923) and the Prime Minister of Iran (Persia) from February to May 1921 under Ahmad Shah, the last Shah of the Qajar dynasty.

  16. Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar

    Fat′h-Ali Shah Qajar


    Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (Persian: فتح على شاه قاجار‎; var. Fathalishah, Fathali Shah, Fath Ali Shah; ) was the second Qajar Shah of Persia. He reigned from 17 June 1797 until his death. His reign saw the forced and irrevocable ceding of Iran's northern territories (Caucasian territories) comprising what is nowadays Georgia, Dagestan, Azerbaijan, Armenia to Imperial Russia following the Russo-Persian War (1804-1813), Russo-Persian War (1826-1828) and the respectively resulting Treaty of Gulistan and Treaty of Turkmenchay. Historian Joseph M. Upton says that he "is famous among Persians for three things: his exceptionally long beard, his wasp-like waist, and his progeny."

  17. Ahmad Qavam

    Ahmad Qavam


    Ahmad Qavām (2 January 1876 - 23 July 1955) (Persian: احمد قوام‎), also known as Qavām os-Saltaneh (Persian: قوام السلطنه‎), was a politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran five times.

  18. Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar

    Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar


    Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, (Persian: Mozafar Ŝāhe Qājār‎, Muẓaffari’d-Dīn Shāh Qājār; 23 March 1853 – 3 January 1907) was the fifth Qajar king of Persia. He reigned between the years 1896 and 1907.

  19. Aga Khan II

    Aga Khan II


    Aga Khan II (Persian: آغا خان دوّم‎; Āghā Khān-i Duvvum or, less commonly but more correctly آقا خان دوّم Āqā Khān-i Duvvum), was the title of Aqa Ali Shah (آقا علی شاه Āqā ‘Alī Shāh; b. 1830 in Mahallat, Iran; d. August 1885 in Pune, India), the 47th Imam of the Nizari Ismaili Muslims. A member of the Iranian royal family, he became the Imam in 1881. During his lifetime, he helped to better not only his own community, but also the larger Muslim community of India. He was an avid sportsman and hunter.

  20. Fereydun Adamiyat

    Fereydun Adamiyat


    Fereydun Adamiyat or Fereidoon Adamiyat (1920 in Tehran – March 29, 2008) (Persian: فریدون آدمیت‎) was a leading social historian of contemporary Iran and particularly the Qajar era. He was the son of Abbasquli Adamiyat, a pioneer of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. Fereydun Adamiyat received his B.A. from the University of Tehran and his Ph.D. in diplomatic history from the London School of Economics. He is known for his original works on various aspects of the social and political history of Persia, most of them dealing with the ideological foundations of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. Believing firmly in history's "Rational Movement" (Persian: حرکت عقلی‎, harekat-e ʿaqlī), Adamiyat saw no conflict between normative judgement and claims to objectivity. Although predominantly published in Persian, he is often cited by Western scholars. His most famous book was Amir Kabir and Iran (Persian: Amīr Kabīr va Īrān) (one of several re-publications: Tehran: Kharazmi Publishing, 1975/1354).

  21. Vosough od-Dowleh

    Vosough od-Dowleh


    Hassan Vosough-od-Dowleh (Persian: حسن وثوق‌الدوله‎; 1868–1950) was Prime Minister of Qajar era Iran. He served as Prime Minister of Iran on 3 separate occasions. He was one of the leaders of the Constitutional Movement of Iran.

  22. Pierre Amédée Jaubert

    Pierre Amédée Jaubert


    Pierre Amédée Emilien Probe Jaubert (3 June 1779 – 28 January 1847) was a French diplomat, academic, orientalist, translator, politician, and traveler. He was Napoleon's "favourite orientalist adviser and dragoman".

  23. Hossein Khan Sardar

    Hossein Khan Sardar


    Hossein Qoli Khan Sardar Qajar (1740–1830), the last Iranian governor of Iranian Azerbaijan, ruled as virtual shah of the Khanate of Erevan. In 1826-1828 he and Abbas Mirza, the Crown Prince, attempted to win back the Transcaucasian possessions lost to Russia during the war of 1804-1813 which had ended with the Gulistan Treaty. However, using superior tactics and weapons developed since their defeat of Napoleon, the Tsar’s generals inflicted even greater losses on Iran.

  24. Mohammad Khan Qajar

    Mohammad Khan Qajar


    Agha Muh?ammad Khan Qajar (1742–1797) (Persian: )?? was the chief of the Qajar tribe, succeeding his father Mohammad Hassan Khan, who was killed on the orders of Adil Shah. He became the Emperor/Shah of Persia in 1794 and established the Qajar dynasty. He was succeeded by his nephew, Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar.

  25. Malekeh Jahan

    Malekeh Jahan


    Malekeh-Jahan (Malekeh-Jahan; 1875–1947) was the queen consort and cousin of Mohammad Ali Shah, and a member of the Qajar dynasty. Jahan is the daughter of Prince Kamran Mirza Nayeb es-Saltaneh and mother of Ahmad Shah Qajar. When she became queen, she naturally was called Queen Jahaan. However, Queen Jahaan also can be interpreted as Malekeh-ye Jahaan or "Queen of the World."

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