Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Historical Figure
Nationality: Iran
Date of Birth: 1919
Date of Death: 1980
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: Islam (Shia)
Occupation: Soldier, Monarch, Author of Non-Fiction, Pilot
Parents: Reza Pahlavi, Tadj ol-Molouk
Spouse: Fawzia of Egypt (divorced), Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari (divorced),
Farah Pahlavi
Children: Five
House: Pahlavi
Military Branch: Imperial Iranian Army (World War II)
Political Office(s): Shah (later Shahanshah) of Iran
Fictional Appearances:
State of Jefferson
POD: Pre-history;
Relevant POD: 1919
Appearance(s): "Tie a Yellow Ribbon"
Type of Appearance: Posthumous(?) reference
Political Office(s): Shah of Iran

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Persian: محمد رضا پهلوی‎, 26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980), often referred to in common usage as The Shah, was the last Shah (King) of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. Mohammad Reza Shah took the title Shahanshah ("King of Kings"/Emperor) on 26 October 1967. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi. Mohammad Reza led Iran in a rapid industrial and military modernization, as well as economic and social reforms. However, he lost support from Iran's Shi'a clergy as well as the working class, particularly due to his strong policy of modernization, secularism, conflict with the merchant class, and incidents of corruption in his regime. This culminated in the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of the Islamic Republic led by Ruhollah Khomeini. Soon after, the Shah died in exile in Egypt.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in State of Jefferson[]

The Shah granted asylum to a large number of exiled yetis in 1959, following the fall of Tibet to China. After 20 years of safety in Iran, the Shah's 1979 overthrow caused these exiles to become stateless once again.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Reza Pahlavi
Shah of Iran
Succeeded by
Monarchy abolished;
Ruhollah Khomeini as Supreme Leader and Grand Ayatollah