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 Amir-Abbas Hoveyda

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Amir-Abbas Hoveyda

  • Birth 18 Feb 1919 Mazandaran, Iran
  • Death 7 Apr 1979 Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Burial Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Memorial ID 21839

Iran Prime Minister. He was prime minister of Iran under Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from January 1965 to August 1977. In November 1978, Hoveyda was detained by the Shah's short-lived military government. At the time of the February 1979 uprising he gave himself up to the new government appointed by Ayatollah Khomeini. Two months later he was sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Court and shot the same day. Hoveyda spoke Persian, English, French, German and Arabic and wrote articles for various Persian publications. His favorite recreations include golf, tennis,reading and cultivating roses. Among the honors that he has received are Iran's highest civilian award, the order of the Taj, first class, and the rank of Commander of the French LŽgion d'Honneur, as well as decorations from many Western, Asian and Middle East countries.

Bio by: K. Shadmehr


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (18 Feb 1919–7 Apr 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21839, citing Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, Tehran, Tehran, Iran ; Maintained by Find A Grave .