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Amir Kabir

Politician from Iran

Amir Kabir (1807 – 10 January 1852) (Persian: امیرکبیر‎), also known as Mirza Taghi Khan Amir-Nezam (Persian: میرزا تقی‌خان امیرنظام‎), also known by the titles of Atabak and Amir-e Nezam; chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for the first three years of his reign and one of the most capable and innovative figures to appear in the whole Qajar period. Amir Kabir served as Prime Minister of Persia (Iran) under Naser al-Din Shah. Born in Hezaveh, a county of Arak and murdered in 1852, he is a controversial historical figure. He is considered by some to be "widely respected by liberal nationalist Iranians" as "Iran's first reformer", a modernizer who was "unjustly struck down" attempted to bring "gradual reform" to Iran. As prime-minister he also ordered the killing of many Babis, and ordering the execution of the founder of the movement, the Báb. Amir Kabir was born into a lowly household at Hezaveh in the Farahan district, situated in Markazi Province of Iran. His father, Karbalaʾi Mohammad Qorban, entered the service of Mirza Abu'l-Qasim Farahani Qa'im Maqam of Farahan as cook, and when Mirza Bozorg was appointed chief minister to ʿAbbas Mirza, the crown  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1807-01-09
Place of birth
Arak
Nationality
Iran
Profession
Politician

Death

Date of death
1852-01-10
Place of death
Kashan

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