Ali Reza Pahlavi I

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Prince Ali Reza
Prince of Iran
Prince ali reza Pahlavi.jpg
Born (1922-03-01)1 March 1922
Tehran, Persia
Died 17 October 1954(1954-10-17) (aged 32)
Alborz, Iran
Spouse Christiane Cholewski
Issue Patrick Ali
Full name
English: Ali Reza Pahlavi
Persian: علیرضا پهلوی
House House of Pahlavi
Father Reza Shah
Mother Tadj ol-Molouk

Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi (Persian: علیرضا پهلوی‎; 1 March 1922 – 17 October 1954) was the second son of Reza Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, and the brother of the Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. He was a member of the Pahlavi dynasty.[1]


Ali Reza Pahlavi studied political science at Harvard University.[1] Following Reza Shah's deposition and exile, Ali Reza accompanied his father into exile in Mauritius and then into Johannesburg, South Africa.

He was married to Christiane Cholewska; they have two sons, elder one Joachim Christian Shah Mridhani Pahlavan-Nassab also known as "Joachim Christian Philippe Mridhani Pahlavi" was born on 15 September 1941 and Patrick Ali Pahlavi (born 1 September 1947)[2] although no record of his parents' 20 November 1946 wedding in the 16th arrondissement of Paris is on official record there.[3] The couple divorced in 1948.[3]

Ali Reza was killed on 17 October 1954 in a flying accident in the Alborz Mountains.[3][4]


National honours

  • Order of Pahlavi (Iran).gif Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Pahlavi[5]
  • Order of Military Merit (Iran) First Class.gif Order of Military Merit, First Class (1937)[5]
  • Order of Military Merit (Iran) Second Class.gif Order of Military Merit, Second Class (1937)[5]
  • Order of the Glory (Iran).gif Order of Glory, First Class (1937)[5]

Foreign honours


  1. ^ a b Ali Akbar Dareini (1 January 1999). The Rise and Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty: Memoirs of Former General Hussein Fardust. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 123. ISBN 978-81-208-1642-8. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  2. ^ Ali Pahlavi. About, Biography Facebook
  3. ^ a b c Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1980). Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume II Africa & the Middle East. p. 149. ISBN 0-85011-029-7.
  4. ^ Cockcroft, James D (1989). Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran. Chelsea House Publishers. p. 79. ISBN 9781555468477.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Royal Ark

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