Mirza Aqa Khan Nuri

Mirza Aqa Khan Nuri (Persian: میرزا آقاخان نوری), otherwise known as Aqa Khan Nuri ('Nouri'), E'temad-ol Dowleh (born 1807 – died 1865) was a politician in Qajar Iran, who served as prime minister (ṣadr-e aʿẓam) between 1851-58 during the reign of king Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (r. 1848–1896). He was prominent member of the Khajeh Nouri family.

Mirza Aqa Khan Nuri as depicted on a mirror case, created in Isfahan in 1857/8. The image is possibly based on a watercolour by the well-known Qajar painter Abu’l-Hasan Ghaffari (Sani-ol-Molk)


Aqa Khan-e Nuri was born as the second son of Mīrzā Asad-Allāh Nūrī, who served as the chief army accountant (laškarnevīs-bāšī) during the reign of two subsequent Qajar kings; Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar and Fath Ali Shah Qajar.[1] Their family, known as the Nuri family, were part of the local nobility of the Nur region in Mazandaran, and were prominently visible both in the bureaucracy of the state as well as the army since the mid-18th century.[1] He died in Qom on 10 March 1865, being "possibly a victim of foul play organized by his enemies".[1]

His origin can be traced to the Khajenouri family, an old Persian family of nobility.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Amanat 1998, pp. 658–662.
  2. ^ "Khajenouri Family Tree". Khajenouri Family Tree. Retrieved 26 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)