(Mirza) Husayn Khan Mushir al-Dawlah Sipahsalar

(d. 1881)

'(Mirza) Husayn Khan Mushir al-Dawlah Sipahsalar' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Islam


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(d. 1881)

Iranian statesman and modernizing politician under Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar (d. 1896). Served in India and Russia. Appointed ambassador to Istanbul, minister of justice, minister of war, then prime minister (1871–73). Believed in the modernization and westernization of Iran. Introduced administrative, military, and legal reforms. Promoted the railroad concession to Baron Julius de Reuter. Removed from office under pressure from opponents of reforms and the concession.

Subjects: Islam.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.