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Prince Soltan Ali Mirza Kadjar (Qajar)[1] (November 16, 1929 – May 27, 2011) was an Iranian Prince of Qajar Dynasty and the son of Soltan Majid Mirza Qajar (1907–1975) and Homadokht Kian (Shayesteh Khanoum) (1912–1992) and the grandson of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar. He was the Head of the Qajar Imperial Family. Despite Soltan Ali Mirza Qajar being Head of the Qajar Imperial Family, the Qajar claimant to the Sun Throne was the Heir Presumptive Mohammad Hassan Mirza II, son of Soltan Hamid Mirza and grandson of Soltan Ahmad Shah's brother and successor in exile, Mohammad Hassan Mirza Qajar.

Prince Soltan Ali Mirza Qajar
Head of the Qajar Imperial Family
ReignJuly 2, 1988 – May 27, 2011
PredecessorSoltan Mahmoud Mirza
SuccessorMohammad Ali Mirza Qajar
Born(1929-11-16)November 16, 1929
Beirut, Lebanon
DiedMay 27, 2011(2011-05-27) (aged 81)
Paris, France
DynastyQajar
FatherPrince Soltan Majid Mirza
MotherHomadokht Kian
Styles of
Prince Soltan Ali Mirza Qajar
Imperial Emblem of the Qajar Dynasty (Lion and Sun).svg
Reference styleHis Imperial Highness
Spoken styleYour Highness
Alternative styleSir

Kaanoun-e Khanevadegi-e Ghajar (after 1999 Kadjar Family Association also named Qajar Family Association: KFA/QFA) was founded in Tehran under the presidency of Nosrat-os-Saltaneh son of Mozaffar al-Din Shah and Yamin-ed-Dowleh son of Naser al-Din Shah. It was dissolved two years after its founding. In 1999 under the presidency of Prince Soltan Ali Mirza this reconstituted association was brought to life by Prof. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar (Santa Barbara City College) and Leo Barjesteh, who, together with Prof. M. Tehranian (then University of Hawaii), also founded the International Qajar Studies Association, of which Soltan Ali Mirza Qajar was the honorary president.[2][3]

Soltan Ali Mirza was a Barrister at Law from France and resided in Paris, France. He is the author of Les Rois oubliés.[4]

Soltan Ali Mirza Qajar died on May 27, 2011 in Paris. Shortly before his death he donated his collection of Qajar manuscripts and photographs to the Qajar Studies and Documentation Centre, housed at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and partly exhibited at the International Museum for Family History in Eijsden, the Netherlands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ In official international documents the family name of the descendants of Mohammad Ali Shah is spelled in the French way, Kadjar, as opposed to the spelling of the name by the larger family: Qajar, see for the genealogy: L.A. Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn (Khosrovani), Bahman Bayani and Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar, with kind help of Farhad Diba and Eylah Kadjar, 'The Fath Ali Shah Project: The Descendants of Mohammad Ali Shah', in Qajar Studies, Journal of the International Qajar Studies Association, volume VII (2007)
  2. ^ Qajar Studies, Journal of the 'International Qajar Studies Association', volume 1, Rotterdam, Santa Barbara and Tehran 2001, also see: [1] Archived February 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Persian Mirror, History of the Kadjar Family Association Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.2010-04-02.
  3. ^ Kadjar Family Association .2010-04-02.
  4. ^ Prince Ali Kadjar (with Sylvie Dervin), Les Rois oubliés. L'épopée de la dynastie kadjare, Editions n°1 / Kian, 1992 ISBN 978-2863913956 and 1993 ISBN 978-2738205964

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Ali Mirza Qajar
Born: 16 November 1929 Died: 27 May 2011
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Mahmoud Mirza
Head of the Imperial House of Qajar
1988–2011
Succeeded by
Mohammad Ali Mirza Qajar