Ahmad Shah

Rare film clips of the last Qajar monarch

Wikipedia: Ahmad acceded to the Peacock Throne on July 16, 1909, following the overthrow of his father and predecessor, Mohammad Ali Shah, who had attempted to reverse earlier constitutional restrictions on royal power, and thus enraged the majority of Iranians. Ahmad Shah inherited a kingdom in turmoil, frustrated with British and Russian imperialism and the absolute rule of his father. He attempted to fix the damage done by his father by appointing the best ministers he could find>>>


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fair comment, safa ali. 

by mazandarani on

fair comment, safa ali. 

Safa Ali

Ghajars were the worst dynasty

by Safa Ali on

It's because of their incompetence that we are in this mess today. The whole world was industrializing and modernizing while they were just spending money in Europe, smoking opium, and doing the kaseef dokhtar bazi. It's because of them that the Pahlavi's had to put so much pressure on the iranian people in order to modernize Iran.

Kaveh Nouraee

Cool video

by Kaveh Nouraee on

even though it is way too short. Hope there are more like it somewhere.


Qajar dynasti at the end of their time were the most...

by Tahirih on

corrupt clan , in the history of our country. What they have done to our country takes generations to mend.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Hajminator Jaan - I'm not a knowledgable man, but

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

بابا انصاف هم خوب چیزیه.

درست، قفقاز رو باختن به روسیه خرس صفت، نصف افغان و نصف بلوچ هم باختن به شیر انگلیس، ولی‌ ایرون مثل صد تا ملک دیگه مستعمره نشد!

درسته، یه نقطه ضعف‌هایم داشتن، ولی‌ خوب بشر جایز الخطاست. همون احمد شاه ضعیف بود ولی‌ انسان بود؛ مثل رضا گرگ صفت نبود!

خداداد جان، تو که اهل معرفت و دانش هستی‌، خوب نیست که خدمت بزرگان قزلباش رو ندیده بگیری.



David ET

by shirazie (not verified) on

Thanks David , good insight. the new king of Jordan also did not speak Arabic till he got there.

a good king is an exiled king


such disgusting clan

by MRX1 (not verified) on

Ghajars were disgusting clan with their opium fested darbar and harems.
Never mind that they lost litteraly half of Iran to russia, but had they done some thing, any thing positive for the courntry's socio economic growth I much doubt we would have ended up with their bastered child IRI.
some body should have send this fat f* to diet farm to loose some weight!


‫شازده جون،


درد و بلات بخوره تو فرق سره انگلیسا و نوکرهایه عمامه دارشون. ایران تو ۱۳۱ سال سلطنت قاجار بیشتر نصف زمینهاشو از دست داد!

‫حالا خیلی هنر بخرج داده شد که کشوری پهناور تر از هند اون زمان به ایران فعلی تبدیل و تجزیزه نشد.


I'm not superstitious but....

by Anonymous22 (not verified) on

Interesting to note 35 years to the day that Ahmad Shah was formally deposed (31st october) and exiled from Iran in a rather bad way a new and much coveted prince was born. Reza Pahlavi II was born on October 31st 1960. What goes around comes around!!!

Darius Kadivar

WOW Cool Video

by Darius Kadivar on

Great Find. The Image is really crispy which is rare for such old films.

Thanks for sharing

Khodadad Rezakhani

Shazde Asdolah Mirza

by Khodadad Rezakhani on

You said:

"Please note that the Qajar lineage has served Iran since 1500 AD, when the country was finally freed from the Mongol occupation, under the leadership of Shah Esmail The Great. "


 Have you ever heard of

خسن و خسین هرسه دختران ابوپکرند؟

You just demonstrated this in your comment. What is the involvement of the "Qajar lineage" with Shah Esmail? Are you refering to their membership in the Qezelbash Regiments? If so, then that is nothing special, Afshars and Estajlous and many other tribes were Qezelbash as well, and by the way, majority of the Qajars in the Qezelbash were from the Yukharibash clan, not the Ashakabash from whom the royal family came...

OR, are you repeating the fake genealogies of the early Qajar rule who claimed that Mohammas Hassan Khan was the "illegitimate" son of Shah Soltan Hossein? If you believe that, or any other story trying to tie the Qajar kings to the Safavid one, then I have a proposition for you:

Same propagandist court historians also claimed that Reza Shah, through his clan in Savad Kuh, was a descendant of the Bavandis and thus the Sasanians. So, the "ancestors" of Reza Shah, by the same fake and made-up account, had been kings since 224 AD!!!!

Come on, neither Pahlavis were descended from the Sasanians nor the Qajars from the Safavids.

Also, how did Shah Esmail free Iran from the Mongol rule? Mongols had ceased to exist a good 150 years before Shah Esmail. He fought against the Aq Quyunlus and the local rulers of Fars and Isfahan. Which Mongols are you refering to??


Shame on Qajars

by Anonymous768 (not verified) on

Qajars were and still are the most hated people in Iran. They were a bunch of drug and sex addict who sold a major part of Iran to its enemies.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

moment agha moment

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Ebi jaan: many thanks for the beautiful video of the last legitimate king of Iran (Ahmad Shah).

Hajminator jaan: the Qajars were weak and poor, but at least they kept Iran together, in the face of russia and england.

Please note that the Qajar lineage has served Iran since 1500 AD, when the country was finally freed from the Mongol occupation, under the leadership of Shah Esmail The Great.


Interesting video

by Hajminator on

During the 7 generations of Qadjar kings we lost more lands than any other countries in the world at the same period (1794- 1925). Ahmad shah was for nothing in this loose, but he paid for the errors of his ancestors. There is a question I’m asking myself since I learnt French: Is the cat-like frontier borders of the actual Iran has something to do with the phonetic meaning of shah in French, which means cat? I wonder if Russian and English powers that time drew for Qadjar shahs something they represented (pussy cats) compared to them ?


fat kid

by Anonymousa (not verified) on

He looks pretty fat. I believe the Donuts origin is from Iran, it was created on the mandate of "FAT-ali-shah" Get it? ha ha ha

David ET

Crown Prince in Exile (sound familiar?)

by David ET on

Mohammad Hassan Mirza (20 November 1899–7 January 1943), brother of Ahmed Shah Qajar of Iran, and former Crown Prince of the Qajar dynasty. Soon after Reza Shah deposed the Qajar dynasty and made himself Shah of Iran in 1925, Prince Mohammad Hassan and his family were sent into permanent exile to England. In 1930, he declared himself the rightful heir to the crown as pretender to the throne. He died on 7 January 1943 in Maidenhead, England and was buried in Kerbala, Iraq.

His son, Hamid Mirza Qajar continued to be as pretender to the throne and was favoured by the British as a potential successor to Reza Shah Pahlavi after the latter was deposed during WWII. His efforts were hindered by the fact that he didn't speak Persian and his mother tongue was English

source is also wikipedia

Interesting video, Thanks!