The Iranian History 1897 AD


Mirza Reza Kermani Hanged

Aug, 11, 1897 AD

the Assassin of the Qajar king Naseroddin Shah, Mirza Reza Kermani in chains in 1896.After months of interrogation, Kermani was executed on August 10, 1896.It marked a turning point in Iranian Constitutional Revolution.Mirza Reza Kermani was the person who assassinated Naseroddin Shah of Qajar dynasty on May, 1, 1986. While the Shah was paying a visit to the Abdolazim shrine in Rhagae, Mirza Reza approached him with a big paper that looked like a petition under which he was hiding a gun. Thus he put an end to the miserable life of a king whose debauchery cost Iranians a lot. Mirza Reza who committed the first political assassination of the contemporary Iranian history resembled Naseroddin Shah to an old tree under which only insidious bugs would survive. It's reported that Mozaffaroddin Shah was not really willing to approve his execution and that he was somehow forced to approve the punishment. 5000 people attended the exexution ceremony. Mirza Reza never felt sorry for his act and as he was going to the gallows his last wish was a verse to be written on his tomb with such a context : Let this king hunt be dedicated to Iranian nation. His body was hanging in Mashgh Square for two days. (Updated: Jan, 23, 2009)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Mozaffaroddin Shah : مظفرالدين‌شاه Media_Files
  • Naseroddin Shah : ناصرالدين شاه(Nasseroddin Shah, Naseroldin Shah,Naser al-Din Shah Qajar) سلطان صاحبقران، شاه شهيد Media_Files
  • Mashgh Square : ميدان مشق(Mashq Square)
  • Abdolazim : عبدالعظيم Media_Files
  • Iranian : ايراني‌ اهل‌ ايران‌ ، وابسته‌به‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Mashgh : مشق
  • Rhagae : ري(Ray, Rey) شهر ري Media_Files
  • Qajar : قاجار(Ghajar) قجر Media_Files
  • Mirza : ميرزا Media_Files
  • Shah : شاه پادشاه‌ Media_Files

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