Note: The following Dowlatshahi Family Tree is based mostly
on the Foreign Office document and supplemented, updated and completed by
personal recollections of Princess Mehrangiz Dowlatshahi and Princess Mahin
Dowlatshahi-Firouz, grand-daughters of Soltan Ebrahim Mirza "Meshkat-ed-Dowleh"
(I), and daughters of Mohammad Ali Mirza "Meshkat-ed-Dowleh" (II).
Incomplete entries on certain names are due to the dated nature of the primary
source used for this family-tree, George Percy Churchills compilation
of 1906. Hopefully upon viewing this family-tree, members of the Dowlatshahi
family whose lineage has not been completed adequately will help us in the
task of bringing their particular familys names and dates up to date.
Ancestor: Fath Ali Shah Qajar
1. Mohammad Ali Mirza, Qavam ol-Khelafa, "Dowlatshah," (1789-1821), Fath Ali Shahs eldest son (seven months older than Abbas Mirza Nayeb-Saltaneh), born of a Georgian woman, Ziba-Chehr Khanoum, of non-Qajar origin, and thus on account of that, unable to claim the title "Valiahd." Governor of Kermanshah, he was a fierce rival of Abbas Mirza Nayeb-Saltaneh until his untimely death from cholera in 1821. His skills and ambitions mirrored those of his younger brother. He was a great military leader and a patron of the arts, poetry and philosophy. The origin of family name "Dowlatshah" and "Dowlatshahi" is from this ancestors title.
Mohammad Ali Mirza Dowlatshah (Picture courtesy Princess Mahin Dowlatshahi-Firouz)
His sons: (*)
* 1.1 Mohammad Hossein Mirza, "Heshmat-ed-Dowleh," Governor of Kermanshah after the death of his father.
1.1.1 Akbar Mirza: his sons 22.214.171.124 Shahrokh Mirza, Governor of Harsin (?) under Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah (1902); 126.96.36.199 Qasem Mirza; 188.8.131.52 Nazar Mirza; 184.108.40.206 Taher Mirza. Descendants ?
1.1.2 Es'haq Mirza: his son: 220.127.116.11 Mohammad Hassan Mirza; Descendants ?
1.1.3 Mehdi Qoli Mirza had two sons: 18.104.22.168 Seifollah Mirza and 22.214.171.124 Mohammad Hossein Mirza. Seifollah Mirza had three sons: Abouseif Mirza, Abounasr Mirza, and Seifeddin Mirza. Abounasr Mirza's sons are Mehdi Qoli and Mohammad Ali. Seifeddin Mirza's sons are Reza, Jalaleddin, Shamseddin, Manoutchehr and Khosrow.
1.1.4 Mohammad Hadi Mirza "Bashir ed-Dowleh": his sons 126.96.36.199 Soleyman Mirza; 188.8.131.52 Mohammad Hassan Mirza; 184.108.40.206. Assadollah Mirza; 220.127.116.11. Mohammad Sadeq Mirza had three sons: 18.104.22.168.1 Manoutchehr Mirza, 22.214.171.124.2 Heshmat Mirza "Heshmat-ol-Soltan," and 126.96.36.199.3 Fereydoun Mirza. He also had a daughter 188.8.131.52.4 Badr-e Azam who married Mirza Mehdi Khan "Motazed-ed-Dowleh II" Vaziri (brother of Behjat-ed-Dowleh Vaziri [see below under 184.108.40.206 Mostafa Qoli Mirza's descendants]). 220.127.116.11. Habibollah Mirza; 18.104.22.168. Hossein Mirza; 22.214.171.124. Mostafa Qoli Mirza, (a.k.a. Heshmatzad Dowlatshahi as he was a descendant of Mohammad Hossein Mirza "Heshmat-ed-Dowleh") He married Behjat-ed-Dowleh Vaziri and they had three sons: 126.96.36.199.1 Kamran, 188.8.131.52.2 Arsalan and 184.108.40.206.3 Abbas. Abbas Dowlatshahi married a woman of Italian origin and has one son. (Note: The information on the descendants of Mohammad Sadeq Mirza and Mostafa Qoli Mirza Dowlatshahi was provided by Kaveh Vaziri, grand-nephew of Behjat-ed-Dowleh Vaziri)
* 1.2 Tahmasp Mirza, "Moayyed-ed-Dowleh," Governor of Kermanshah after his two brothers Heshmat-ed-Dowleh and Emad-ed-Dowleh in turn. Last Dowlatshahi governor of Kermanshah (1875-1877): His children --1.2.1 Abd-ol-Baqi Mirza; 1.2.2 Abol Qasem Khan; 1.2.3 Lotf Ali Mirza, and 1.2.4 Jalal-ed-Din Mirza, "Mohtashem-ed-Dowleh," Governor of Nahavand. His descendant are the Jalali-Qajar family. For the Jalali family page, click here.
* 1.3 Nasrollah Mirza "Vaali." Descendants ?
* 1.4 Assadollah Mirza. Descendants ?
* 1.5 Fathollah Mirza: His son --1.5.1 Saheb Qaran Mirza: Descendants?
* 1.6 Emam Qoli Mirza, "Emad-ed-Dowleh I," Governor of Kermanshah. (1814-1875).
220.127.116.11.1 Ghamar-el-Molouk "Ashraf Saltaneh II"; Ghamar-el-Molouk married Posha Mobasher. They had one son 18.104.22.168.1.1 Gholamreza Mobasher. His daughter is 22.214.171.124.1.1.1 Mehrnaz Mobasher,
126.96.36.199.3 Esmat-el-Molouk, future Queen Esmat, 4th wife of Reza Shah Pahlavi, and mother of Abdol Reza, Ahmad Reza, Mahmoud Reza, Fatemeh and Hamid Reza Pahlavi;
188.8.131.52.4 Ahmad Mirza, and
184.108.40.206.5 Abbas Mirza.
(For pictures of Mojalal-ed-Dowleh, Hessam Saltaneh III, son
of Abou Nasr Mirza and uncle of Queen Esmat; "Ashraf Saltaneh I,"
aunt of Mobtahedj-od-Dowleh; Queen Esmat, and other members of the family please
For further elaboration on the relationship between the Pahlavis and the Qajars
(Kadjars), please click
220.127.116.11 Hassan Ali Mirza "Moin-ol-Khalvat." Descendants ?
18.104.22.168 Mohammad Ali Mirza, "Meshkat-od-Dowleh II," married Akhtar-el-Molouk Hedayat, sister of Sadegh Hedayat. It is because of this marriage that the Hedayat and Dowlatshahi families are related. (For pictures of Sadegh Hedayat and his parents, click here.)
His children: 22.214.171.124.1 Bahman Mirza; 126.96.36.199.2 Princess Mehranguiz; 188.8.131.52.3 Princess Mahin (Dowlatshahi-Firouz). (Princess Mahin Dowlatshahi, married Prince Mozaffar Firouz, son of Nosrat-ed-Dowleh Firouz, son of Abdol-Hossein Mirza Farmanfarma. Because of this marriage the Dowlatshahis are related to the Farmanfarmaian and to the Azod family as well, as Prince Abou Nasr Azods mother was also the mother of Prince Firouz, making Prince Abou Nasr and Prince Firouz half-brothers.) (For pictures of Meshkat-od-Dowleh II, click here.)
184.108.40.206 Abolfath Mirza; (his mother was a daughter of Zahir-ol-Molk Zangeneh.
His children: 220.127.116.11.1.Abolfazl
Mirza; 18.104.22.168.2 Hossein Mirza; 22.214.171.124.3 Minou; 126.96.36.199.4 Nayer. (For a picture
of the wedding ceremony of Princess Minou Dowlatshahi to Hamid Reza Pahlavi,
with Abolfath Mirza, his son Abolfazl Mirza, and Queen Esmat, Hamid Reza Pahlavis
mother, please click here.)
His son Abolfazl Mirzas children: 188.8.131.52.1.1 Mohammad Ali Mirza (Prince
Ali Dowlatshahi); 184.108.40.206.1.2 Prince Reza; 220.127.116.11.1.3 Mohsen Mirza; 18.104.22.168.1.4
Abdol Hossein Mirza and 22.214.171.124.1.5 Noush Afarin.
--1.6.7 Soltan Esmail Mirza "Mohtashem-os-Soltan," married his fathers cousin, the daughter of Tahmasp Mirza, "Moayyed-ed-Dowleh." (See above 1.2) His son: 126.96.36.199 Mohammad Nabi Mirza. Descendants?
--1.6.8 Malek Qasem Mirza, "Emad-os-Soltan" His sons: 188.8.131.52 Malek Mansour Mirza; 184.108.40.206 Abol Hassan Mirza. Descendants?
--1.6.9 Eshaq Mirza, "Akram-al-Dowleh." Descendants?
--1.6.10 Malek Iradj Mirza "Amir Mohtaram." His children: 220.127.116.11 Abdol Hossein Mirza "Arshad-os-Saltaneh; "18.104.22.168 Abdol Ali Mirza; 22.214.171.124 Abdol Javad Mirza. 126.96.36.199 Ezzat-el-Molouk. Descendants?
NOTE: The information below on descendants of Abdol Hossein Mirza Dowlatshahi was supplied by Shayan Arya, himself related to the Dowlatshahi on his paternal grand-mother's side. For his own relation to the Dowlatshahi's see below under: 1.10 Mohammad Reza Mirza.
1.6.10 Malek Iradj Mirza "Amir Mohtaram." His son: 188.8.131.52 Abdol Hossein Mirza "Arshad-os-Saltaneh" (married to my father's aunt Ms. Noor-ol-Samaa Daftarie [his last wife]) 184.108.40.206.1 Iradj Arshad Amiri Dowlatshahi (was once married to my mother Parvin Arya [Akbari-Jaleelvand]) 220.127.116.11.2 Afagh Dowlatshahi (married to Aman-ollah Mirza Dowlatshahi) 18.104.22.168.2.1 Golee Dowlatshahi (married to Dr. Reza Gholibayghee) 22.214.171.124.2.2 Kouros Dowlatshahi 126.96.36.199.2.3 Kavous Dowlatshahi 188.8.131.52.3 Daryoush Dowlatshahi 184.108.40.206.3.1 Victoria Dowlatshahi (executed by the Islamic Republic in Kermanshah) 220.127.116.11.4 Khosrow Dowlatshahi 18.104.22.168.5 Manouchehr Dowlatshahi 22.214.171.124 Abdol Javad Mirza Dowlatshahi 126.96.36.199.1 Houshang Dowlatshahi 188.8.131.52.2 Farzaad Dowlatshahi 184.108.40.206.3 Fareeborz Dowlatshahi 220.127.116.11.4 Farangees Dowlatshahi 18.104.22.168.5 Rouhangeez Dowlatshahi 22.214.171.124.6 Mehree Dowlatshahi (married to Houshang Mirza Dowlatshahi) 126.96.36.199.7 Shamsee Dowlatshahi 188.8.131.52.8 Naheedeh Dowlatshahi (married to my uncle Gholam Hussein Arya ) 184.108.40.206.8.1 Royaa Arya 220.127.116.11.8.2 Afsaneh Arya 18.104.22.168.8.3 Shereen Arya 22.214.171.124.9 Fareedeh Dowlatshahi 126.96.36.199.9.1 Arezou Dowlatshahi 188.8.131.52.10 Fereydoun Dowlatshahi 184.108.40.206.11 Fath-ollah Dowlatshahi 220.127.116.11 Ezzat-el-Molouk Dowlatshahi (was married to another Dowlatshahi. I have forgotten his exact name but in family circles he was known as Shazdeh Amiri) 18.104.22.168.1 Shahpour Dowlatshahi 22.214.171.124.2 Ardesheer Dowlatshahi 126.96.36.199.2.1 Amir Reza Dowlatshahi 188.8.131.52.3 Sheereen Dowlatshahi 184.108.40.206.4 Homa Dowlatshahi (was married to the late Sayeed Muhammad Ojagh who was the son of the late princess Nayer-Azam, sister of Prince Azod and therefore great-grand-son of Mozaffar-ed-Din shah. Prince Azod was Sayeed Muhammad Ojagh's uncle.) 220.127.116.11.4.1 Nazee Ojagh 18.104.22.168.4.2 Ismaeel Ojagh 22.214.171.124.4.3 Nyloofar Ojagh
Note: -- Naheedeh and Fareedeh are from the same mother who was also a Dowlatshahi. Their grandfather on their mother's side was Sarem-ol-Saltaneh. -- Abdol-Javad Mirza's (126.96.36.199) last wife was also a Dowlatshahi. Her name was Moneer-ol-Saltaneh. She had three sisters 1. Nayer-ol-Saltaneh Dowlatshahi 2. Moneer-ol-Saltaneh Dowlatshahi 3. Molook-ol-Saltaneh Dowlatshahi.
*1.7 Nour-ol-Dahr Mirza. Descendants?
*1.8 Jahangir Mirza. Descendants?
*1.9 Mohammad Rahim Mirza. His children:
--1.9.1 Mohsen Mirza. Descendants?
--1.9.2 Mohammad Baqer Mirza: His children: 188.8.131.52 Mohammad Sadeq Mirza; 184.108.40.206 Nosratollah Mirza; 220.127.116.11 Nur-od-Dahr Mirza. Descendants?
--1.9.3 Alinaghi Mirza: His son: 18.104.22.168 Keykhosro Mirza: His son: 22.214.171.124.1 Ala'-ed-Din (Aladdin) Mirza: His son: 126.96.36.199.1.1 Arash Dowlatshahi
*1.10 Mohammad Reza Mirza
NOTE: The information below was supplied by Shayan Arya, himself related to the Dowlatshahi on his paternal grand-mother's side, and is reproduced here as supplied by him. The name Mohammad Reza Mirza as one of the sons of Mohammad Ali Mirza Dowlatshah does not appear on Churchill's list. It also does not appear in the authoritative Taarikh-e Azodi, where the tenth son of Mohammad Ali Mirza Dowlatshah is listed as Abol Hossein Mirza.
His son: --1.10.1 Hamzeh Mirza: His son: -- 188.8.131.52 Firouz Mirza Dowlatshahi; His children: -- 184.108.40.206.1 Malek Hossein Mirza Dowlatshahi (married to my father's aunt Azam Dowlatshahi) -- 220.127.116.11.2 Malek Taj Dowlatshahi (Arya) (my grand-mother who was married to Mirza Mahmood Khan Arya, my grand father): Her children: -- 18.104.22.168.2.1 Gholam Hossein Arya (married to Naheedeh Dowlatshahi daughter of Abdoljavad Mirza Dowlatshahi): His children: 22.214.171.124.2.1.1 Roya Arya 126.96.36.199.2.1.2 Afsaneh Arya 188.8.131.52.2.1.3 Shereen Arya. -- 184.108.40.206.2.2 Gholam Reza Arya. His children: 220.127.116.11.2.2.1 Sheedeh Arya -- 18.104.22.168.2.3 Gholam Ali Arya (my father). His children: -- 22.214.171.124.2.3.1 Shahrzaad Arya. Her children: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Ali Meshkaat Moghadass 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Amir Reza Doukchie -- 18.104.22.168.2.3.2 Shayan Arya: His son: 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Shahdaad Arya -- 188.8.131.52.2.4 Daryoush Arya: His daughter: 184.108.40.206.2.4.1 Shadee Arya -- 220.127.116.11.2.5 Seyavosh Arya -- 18.104.22.168.3 Fakhr-ol-Molouk Dowlatshahi -- 22.214.171.124.4 Qamar-ol-Molouk Dowlatshahi -- 126.96.36.199.5 Ashraf-ol-Molouk Dowlatshahi -- 188.8.131.52.6 Malek Mohammad Mirza Dowlatshahi -- 184.108.40.206.7 Malek Hadie Mirza Dowlatshahi -- 220.127.116.11.8 Malek Mehdie Dowlatshahi -- 18.104.22.168.9 Mahrokh Dowlatshahi. Her children: 22.214.171.124.9.1 Farzaad Zangeneh 126.96.36.199.9.2 Farzeen Zangeneh 188.8.131.52.9.3 Farzaneeh Zangeneh
*1.11 Abol Hossein Mirza (According to Taarikh-e Azodi, 10th son of Mohammad Ali Mirza Dowlatshah. For source of discrepancy see above 1.10 Mohammad Reza Mirza). Descendants?
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