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 Amir-Abbas Hoveyda

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Birth
Mazandaran, Iran
Death
7 Apr 1979 (aged 60)
Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Burial
Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Memorial ID
21839 View Source

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.

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 ID: 21839
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21839/amir-abbas-hoveyda: accessed ), memorial page for Amir-Abbas Hoveyda (18 Feb 1919–7 Apr 1979), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21839, citing Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, Tehran, Tehran, Iran; Maintained by Find a Grave .