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Mohammad Zahir Shah
Birth: Oct. 15, 1914
Death: Jul. 22, 2007

Afghan Royalty. He was the last King of Afghanistan, reigning for four decades. Ascending to the throne in 1933, after his father was assassinated, his reign was one of the most tranquil periods in Afghanistan's history. He supported the traditional change issues put forth by the women, used foreign cash to develop the country's medieval infrastructure and kept a balance of peace with rival Soviet and Western cultures. In 1973, Zahir Shah was deposed in a coup by his cousin and brother-in-law, Prince Daoud, ending two centuries of rule by the Durrani dynasty. He lived in exile in Italy, before returning to Afghanistan in 2002, when he was accorded the honorary title "Father of the Nation." (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Mohammad Nadir Shah (1883 - 1933)
  Humaira Begum (1916 - 2002)*
  Mohammad Zahir Shah (1914 - 2007)
  Zamina Begum (1917 - 1978)*
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Maranjan Hill
Kabul, Afghanistan
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 23, 2007
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