Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Shah of Iran from 1941 to 1979

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Persian: محمد رضا پهلوی, October 16, 1919 – July 27, 1980) was the last Shah of Iran from the 1941 abdication of his father, until the Iranian Revolution in 1979. After the 1979 revolution, led by Ruhollah Khomeini the government of Iran changed into an Islamic republic.

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Shah of Iran
Official Portrait, 1973
ReignSeptember 16, 1941 – February 11, 1979
PredecessorReza Shah
SuccessorIslamic Republic declared
Born(1919-10-16)16 October 1919
Tehran, Iran
Died27 July 1980(1980-07-27) (aged 60)
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Rufai mosque
Princess Fawzia of Egypt
(m. 1939; div. 1948)

Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari
(m. 1951; div. 1958)

Farah Diba
(m. 1959, his death)
IssuePrincess Shahnaz
Reza, Crown Prince of Iran
Princess Farahnaz
Prince Ali-Reza
Princess Leila
HousePahlavi dynasty
FatherReza Shah
MotherTadj ol-Molouk
SignatureMohammad Reza Pahlavi's signature

He died at a Cairo hospital from chronic lymphocytic leukemia on July 27, 1980 at the age of 60.