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Note: The Malek-Mansour family tree should be fairly complete as presented here. Together with the page on Qajar (Kadjar) succession on our site, it completes the picture of the descendants of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar fairly well. If there are any ommissions, we would hope that family members would help us rectify them and bring this page up-to-date.
Ancestor: Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah Qajar
His second son: Prince Malek Mansour Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh I had no children from his first (aghdi) wife, Princess Anis-ed-Dowleh. He was married subsequently to the following wives and had issue as follows:
1) Sabih-ed-Dowleh, mother of Princes Mahin Banou, wife of Mohammad Hassan Mirza (son of Mohammad Ali Shah), mother of Princess Guity Afrouz (m. Wambold) and mother of Princess Homayoun Tadj who married Esma'il Mirza Mo'tamed-ed-Dowleh Mass'oud, half brother of Akbar Mirza Sarem-ed-Dowleh Mass'oud, son of Mass’oud Mirza Zell-e-Soltan.
2) Farah Saltaneh, mother of Fathollah Mirza, “Shoa’ Saltaneh II,”[more on him below]; Abol Hassan Mirza (m. his paternal cousin Manijeh Khanom, daughter of Abol Fath Mirza, “Salar-ed-Dowleh,” son of Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah); and Malek Iradj Mirza (fiancé of Princess Irandokht, daughter of Soltan Ahmad Shah).
3) Nayer-el-Saltaneh, mother of Keykavous Mirza and Akbar Mirza.
4) Ehteram Dowleh, mother of Amir Esmail Mirza and Amir Hossein Mirza.
5) Zinat Saltaneh, mother of Princess Azarmidokht (m. Akbar Mirza Rokni)
6) Parvin Dowleh, mother of Princess Irandokht (daughter died in her youth and mother moved away).
From his second wife, Princess Farah Saltaneh, daughter of Abbas Mirza Eftekhar Nezam, (grandson of Mohammad Vali Mirza, third son of Fath Ali Shah Qajar), Malek Mansour Mirza had three sons as follows:
1.1 Prince Fathollah Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh II who married Princess Khadijeh Khanoum, Hazrate Ghodsieh, daughter of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, thus making him the brother-in-law of Soltan Ahmad Shah. It is because of this marriage and other subsequent ones that the Malek-Mansours are very closely related to the descendants of Mohammad Ali Shah. From this marriage was born Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour.
1.1.1 Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour would marry Prince Soltan Hamid Mirza as his first wife. From that marriage were born
184.108.40.206 Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza II Kadjar, now living in Dallas, Texas, and
220.127.116.11 Princess Nassrindokht Kadjar (m. Rahbari) now living in Florida.
Following the primogeniture law, as well as the edict of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar regarding the origin of the mothers of prospective crown princes and the 1907 Addendum to the 1906 Constitution, in Moshired-Dowleh Pirnia's hand and signed by Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, regarding the right of ascension to the throne of Persia for his descendants, Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza II could be considered the rightful heir presumptive to the Qajar (Kadjar) throne of Persia/Iran, should he wish to claim that title. Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza II Kadjar is the great-grandson of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar both through his paternal and maternal line!
From his second marriage to Shamsi khanom, Prince Fathollah Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh II also had two sons:
1.1.2 Keyhan Mirza Malek-Mansour (b. 1936), and
1.1.3 Mozaffar-ed-Din Mirza Malek-Mansour, "Dadashi," as he is known in the family, (both half-brothers of Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour.)
1.2 Prince Abolhassan Mirza, married Princess Manijeh, daughter of Prince Salar-ed- Dowleh. From this marriage there is a daughter,
1.2.1 Princess Mariam.
1.3 Prince Malek Iradj Mirza, died without issue.
Prince Fathollah Mirza, Prince Malek Iradj Mirza and Prince Abdolhassan Mirza are full brothers.
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Prince Malek Mansour Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh I also had several children from subsequent marriages as follows:
1.4 Prince Keykavous Mirza, full brother of Prince Akbar Mirza (below).
1.5 Prince Akbar Mirza, who had two children, a son and a daughter,
1.5.1 Prince Firouz Mirza and
1.5.2 Princess Eghlimeh.
1.6 Prince Amir Hosseyn Mirza, son of Princess Ehteram Dowleh, whose children are:
1.6.1 Bahram Mirza
1.6.2 Mohammad Ali Mirza, professor of physics at the University of Bruxelles, whose son is
18.104.22.168 Dr. Joffrey Malek Mansour, professor of Political Economy at the University of Bruxelles. Father and son both reside in Brussels today.
1.6.3 Princess Sheherazade living in Namur, Belgium.
1.7 Prince Amir Esmail Mirza, son of Princess Ehteram Dowleh, married Madame Suzanne Charles, their daughter is:
1.7.1 Princess Shirin Malek Mansour, whose second husband, Baron Guillaume, is a former Belgian diplomat. She resides in Brussels today.
1.8 Princess Mahin Banou, who became the wife of Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza, (Soltan Ahmad Shah's crown Prince and Prince Hamid Mirza's father). From this marriage there is a daughter,
1.8.1 Princess Guitty Afrouz. Princess Guitty Afrouz, married an American, Colonel Wambold. Princess Guitty Afrouz and her family reside in the United States today. She has two twin daughters and one son.
22.214.171.124 Her son Ali Qajar-Wambold is an executive of Banque Lazare in the United States.
Princess Mahin Banou also had three other sisters:
1.9 Princess Homayoun Tadj who married Esma'il Mirza Mo'tamed-ed-Dowleh Mass'oud, half brother of Akbar Mirza Sarem-ed-Dowleh Mass'oud. They had two daughters:
1.9.1 Princess Pourandokht who married Mostafa Soltani and who had two children Bahram and Shahla, and
1.9.2 Princess Assefeh who married Morteza Soltani and had three children from that marriage.
(For more on the descendants of Mass'oud Mirza Zell-e Soltan, see the Mass'oud page.)
1.10 Princess Irandokht
1.11 Princess Azarmidokht.
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Thus the Malek-Mansours are related to the Imperial Kadjar House of the descendants of Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar, through three marriages: 1) that of Prince Fathollah Mirza to Princess Hazrate Ghodsieh, daughter of Mohammad Ali Shah; 2) that of Princess Mahin Banou (daughter of Prince Malek Mansour Sho'a Saltaneh, and aunt of Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour) to Crown Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza (brother of Soltan Ahmad Shah and father of Prince Soltan Hamid Mirza); and 3) that of Prince Fathollah Mirza's daughter, Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour to Crown Prince Soltan Hamid Mirza.
The Malek-Mansours, through Princess Mahindokht Malek-Mansour, are also the family through which the Imperial Kadjar House has produced an heir presumptive to the Kadjar Peacock throne of Persia in the person of Prince Mohammad Hassan Mirza II.
Of course, the Malek-Mansours, through their ancestor Prince Malek Mansour Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh were already closely related to the Imperial Kadjar House, as Prince Malek Mansour Mirza Sho'a Saltaneh himself was the second son of Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah Qajar.
Malek Mansour Mirza was Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah's second son, brother of Mohammad Ali Shah. He was governor of Shiraz, and at Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah's death, is rumored to have lain claim to the succession to the throne. He fought on the side of the monarchist forces during the Constitutional Revolution and lost.
A rare picture of Soltan Ahmad Shah and his two brothers Soltan Madjid Mirza to his right and Soltan Mahmoud Mirza to his left (center of picture). The occasion is the funeral of Soltan Ahmad Shah's father, Mohammad Ali Shah, in San Remo in April of 1925. Next to Soltan Mahmoud Mirza stands his brother-in-law Fathollah Mirza Malek-Mansour, Shoa' al-Saltaneh II, son of Malek Mansour Mirza Shoa' al-Saltaneh I and husband of Princess Khadijeh Khanoum, Hazrat-e Ghodsieh, daughter of Mohammad Ali Shah.
This is a picture of Soltan Madjid Mirza (father of Soltran Ali Mirza, current Head of the Kadjar Imperial Family), his sister Princess Khadijeh Khanoum, Hazrat-e Ghodsieh, and her husband Fathollah Mirza Malek-Mansour (Sho'a al-Saltaneh II) taken in Montecasini, Italy, early 20th century. (Courtesy Mrs. Tadj-ol-Molouk Zamandar [Tadjbakhsh-Davalou]).
* Dr. Joffrey Malek Mansour (Kadjar), our cousin in Belgium, also has extended Kadjar pages in French. Dr. Malek Mansour can be reached at: email@example.com
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