REIGNING KING (SHAH). Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (bom 26 Oct. 1919), who was sworn before the Majles on 18 Sept. 1941 on the abdication of his father Reza Shah Pahlavi (died 26 July 1944), who after the overthrow of the Qajar dynasty had been elected shah on 13 Dec. 1925. After the dissolution of two former marriages, the Shah on 21 Dee. 1959 married Farah Diba, daughter of an army officer. Heir apparent: Prince Reza Pahlavi, born 31 Oct. 1960.
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