The Iranian History 1849 AD


Amirkabir Marries Shah's Sister

Feb, 15, 1849 AD

Mirza Taghi Khan Amirkabir; Naseroddin Shah's VezirAmirkabir married Ezzatoddoleh, Naseroddin Shah's sister on Feb, 15, 1846. According to a certificate of marriage, the bridewealth consisted of a Quran, and 8,000 Tomans cash in Ashrafi. Amirkabir was a brilliant man who dreamed of a modern Iran. With his efforts, Naseroddin Shah ascended the throne at the age of 16.
His marriage to Ezzatoddoleh paved his way to progress and he was appointed as Prime Minister in August, 1947. Amirkabir quickly started important reforms that included:
-Foundation of Darolfonoon school.
-Publication of Vaghaye Ettefaghiyeh Newspaper.
-Rearranging Treasury and cutting expenses.
-Ban on carrying arms and eliminating mob.
-Modernizing the army .
-Reassessment of foreign diplomacy.
-Ban on religious fanatics.
-Ban on using royal titles.
He therefore took a path that would lead Iran to modernization and development. Compared to his predecessor, Haji Mirza Aghasi who used to send a copy of all his formal communications to the British and Russian consulates, Amirkabir tried to eliminate foreign influence. He subsequently gained some enemies including Mahdolia, and Mirza Aghakhan Nouri who saw him as a threat to their own interests.
Amirkabir's enemies finally succeeded in making Naseroddin Shah believe that his throne was in danger and made the Shah dismiss the Prime Minister on Nov, 24, 1850, replacing him with a foreign puppet. By Shah's order, Amirkabir was sent to exile in Kashan and was killed in Hamam of the Feen Garden on Jan, 10, 1852. (Updated: Jun, 2, 2009)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Mirza Aghakhan Nouri : ميرزا آقاخان نوري(Etemadoddoleh)
  • Haji Mirza Aghasi : حاجي ميرزا آقاسي
  • Naseroddin Shah : ناصرالدين شاه(Nasseroddin Shah, Naseroldin Shah,Naser al-Din Shah Qajar) سلطان صاحبقران، شاه شهيد Media_Files
  • Prime Minister : نخست وزير رئيس الوزرا Media_Files
  • Ezzatoddoleh : عزت الدوله عزّت الدّوله Media_Files
  • Darolfonoon : دارالفنون Media_Files
  • Feen Garden : باغ فين(Fin Garden and Hamam of Kashan) باغ و جمام فين کاشان
  • Amirkabir : امير کبير(Atabak,Amir-e Nezam) ميرزا تقي خان فراهاني،اميرنظام،اتابک Media_Files
  • Mahdolia : مهدعليا Media_Files
  • Ashrafi : اشرفي
  • Russian : روسي Media_Files
  • British : انگليسي Media_Files
  • Kashan : کاشان Media_Files
  • Quran : قرآن(Koran,Qoran,Ghoran) Media_Files
  • Mirza : ميرزا Media_Files
  • Hamam : حمام گرمابه Media_Files
  • Haji : حاجي Media_Files
  • Iran : ايران Media_Files
  • Shah : شاه پادشاه‌ Media_Files

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