|Born||28 April 1966|
|Died||4 January 2011 44) (aged|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Issue||Iryana Leila Pahlavi (born posthumously)|
|Father||Mohammad Reza Pahlavi|
Prince Ali-Reza of Iran
|Reference style||His Imperial Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial Highness|
Prince Alireza Pahlavi (Persian : علیرضا پهلوی; 28 April 1966 – 4 January 2011) was a member of the Pahlavi Imperial Family of Iran (Persia). He was the younger son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah of Iran and his third wife Farah Diba. He was second in order of succession to the Iranian throne before the Iranian Revolution.
Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is a Western Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is a pluricentric language primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.
The Pahlavi dynasty was the last ruling house of the Imperial State of Iran from 1925 until 1979, when the Monarchy of Iran was overthrown and abolished as a result of the Iranian Revolution. The dynasty was founded by Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925, a former brigadier-general of the Persian Cossack Brigade, whose reign lasted until 1941 when he was forced to abdicate by the Allies after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran. He was succeeded by his son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.
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Prince Alireza Pahlavi was born on 28 April 1966.He attended the Niavaran Palace primary school in Iran but left Iran alongside his family shortly before the Iranian revolution. He moved to the U.S. where he attended Saint David's School in New York City and Mt Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Pahlavi received a BA degree from Princeton University, a MA degree from Columbia University, and was studying at Harvard University as a PhD student in ancient Iranian studies and philology at the time of his death.
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He was engaged in 2001 to Sarah Tabatabai, but it seems that the relationship ended some time afterwards.He was once voted as one of the "world's most eligible princes."
After a long period of depression, on 4 January 2011 Pahlavi died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Mahnaz Afkhami, the former Iranian Minister of Women's Affairs, told the BBC World Service that Pahlavi and his family being forced into exile in 1979 was very "traumatic" for him and that he had experienced a "loss of identity" in exile.Alireza's sister, Leila Pahlavi also had committed suicide—in June 2001. Close family friends say that Alireza became very depressed after the death of his sister to whom he was very close. He was survived by his mother, Farah Pahlavi, his older brother Reza, his sister Farahnaz, half-sister Shahnaz and daughter Iryana Leila Pahlavi, who was born after his death.
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Leila Pahlavi was a princess of Iran and the youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, and his third wife, Farah Pahlavi.
His brother Reza Pahlavi said that his wish was to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered in the Caspian Sea.
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On 23 January 2011, an official memorial was held in The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.The memorial was attended by the former Iranian royal family and thousands of Iranians.
On 26 July 2011, a daughter, Iryana Leila, was born to Alireza's girlfriend Raha Didevar. His mother Farah Pahlavi confirmed that Iryana Leila is a full member of the Pahlavi house.[ citation needed ]
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Ali-Reza PahlaviBorn: 28 April 1966 Died: 4 January 2011
|Titles in pretence|
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Prince of Iran
27 July 1980 – 4 January 2011
Reason for succession failure:
Monarchy abolished in 1979
Patrick Ali Pahlavi