AP Comparative Government Iran Project

Events

Birth of Reza Shah Pahlavi

March 15, 1878

Iranian Cossack Brigade

1893 - 1921

15 years old

Rose in ranks from First Lieutenant to Captain to Colonel

1911 - 1915

Becomes War Minister

1921 - 1923

Headed a British-orchestrated coup to occupy Tehran

1921

Becomes Prime Minister

1923 - 1925

Deposed absentee monarch/Became Shah

1925

Crowned self Shah, and was elected by constiuent assembly

Pahlevi Dynasty

1925 - 1979

Death of Reza Shah Pahlevi

July 26, 1944