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List of titles and honours of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Main article: Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (26 October 1919 – 27 July 1980) held numerous titles and honours, both during and before his time as Shah of Iran.
The Imperial Coat of Arms of Iran under the Pahlavi Dynasty, used from 1925 to 1979.
Royal titles and styles
From his father's accession to the throne, on 15 December 1925, until his own accession, on 16 September 1941, Mohammad Reza held the style and title of His Imperial Highness The Crown Prince. Mohammad Reza deliberately chose to crown himself as Shah ('King'), rather than Shahanshah ('King of Kings'), pledging that he would not do so until he turned Iran into a prosperous and modernised nation. On the 26th year of his reign, in 1967, his imperial coronation ceremony took place and he was elevated to the title of Shahanshah.[1]
On 15 September 1965, Mohammad Reza was granted the title of Aryamehr ('Light of the Aryans') by an extraordinary session of the joint Houses of Parliament.[2]
Military ranks
Imperial State of Iran
Honours
National dynastic honours
Appointments
CountryDateAppointment
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereignof the Order of Zolfaghar
12 December 1946  – 4 February 1949Knight
4 February 1949 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Officer
Imperial State of Iran1932 – 16 September 1941Grand Collarof the Order of Pahlavi
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran26 September 1967 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Aryamehr
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 26 September 1967Sovereign of the Order of Aftab
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Aqdas
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of the Lion and the Sun
Imperial State of Iran24 April 1926 – 16 September 1941Knight Grand Cordonof the Order of the Crown
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran1957 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of the Pleiades[citation needed]
Imperial State of Iran1938 – 16 September 1941First Classof the Military Order of Merit
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran1938 – 16 September 1941First Classof the Military Order of Sepah
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of the Red Lion and the Sun
Imperial State of Iran12 December 1946 – 16 September 1941First Classof the Order of Honor
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Service
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Three Star Service
Imperial State of IranFirst Classof the Order of Pas
16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign
Imperial State of Iran16 September 1941 – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Homayoun
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Gratitude
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Avecinna
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Sciences
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Splendor
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Official Merit
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of the Military Police
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of the Police
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Razy
Imperial State of Iran – 27 July 1980Sovereign of the Order of Arts
Decorations and medals
CountryDateDecoration/Medal
Imperial State of Iran15 October 1971Sovereign recipient of the Persepolis Medal
Imperial State of Iran14 October 1971Sovereign recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 2,500 year Celebration of the Persian Empire
Imperial State of Iran26 October 1967Sovereign of the Imperial Coronation Medal
Imperial State of IranSovereign recipient of the Land Reform Medal
Imperial State of IranSovereign recipient of the Scout Medal
Imperial State of IranSovereign recipient of the Sport Medal
Imperial State of Iran1953Sovereign recipient of the 1953 Coup d'état Medal
Imperial State of Iran1978Sovereign recipient of the Reza Shah Centennial Medal
Imperial State of Iran24 April 1926Recipient of the Reza Shah Coronation Medal
Imperial State of Iran24 April 1926Knight of the Imperial Family Decoration of Reza Shah
Foreign honours
CountryDateAppointment/Decoration
Albanian Kingdom
1975 – 27 July 1980Order of Fidelity of the House of Zogu[citation needed]
Afghan Royal Family
before 1942 – 27 July 1980First Classof the Order of the Supreme Sun[citation needed]
26 March 1950Knight Grand Cross with Collar
 Argentina17 May 1965 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Liberator General San Martin[citation needed]
 Austria
15 March 1958 – 27 July 1980Grand Star of the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria[6]
 Bahrain1975 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Al-Khalifa[citation needed]
 Belgium
15 March 1939 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cordon (Civil)of the Order of Leopold
11 May 1960 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cordon (Military)
 Brazil
4 May 1965 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Southern Cross[citation needed]
 Czechoslovakia
22 March 1939 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross without Collar (Civil)of the Order of the White Lion[7]
December 1943 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar (Military)
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
23 March 1967 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross without Collar (Civil)of the Order of the White Lion[citation needed]
26 August 1977 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar (Military)
 Republic of China
3 June 1946 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Order of Propitious Clouds[citation needed]
 Republic of China
5 May 1958 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Order of Brilliant Jade[citation needed]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 February 1974 – 27 July 1980Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Leopard[citation needed]
 Denmark
14 May 1959 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Elephant
Egyptian Royal Family
16 March 1939 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Muhammad Ali
 Egypt
7 January 1975 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Nile[citation needed]
Ethiopian Imperial Family
14 September 1964 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Collar of the Order of Solomon[citation needed]
 Finland22 June 1970 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of the Lion of Finland[citation needed]
 France
15 June 1939 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour
 France
3 August 1948 – 27 July 1980French War Cross with Palm[citation needed]
 Gabon
22 October 1975 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Order of the Equatorial Star[citation needed]
Greek Royal Family
1960 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Redeemer[citation needed]
 HungarySeptember 1967 – 27 July 1980First Class of the Order of the Flag of the Republic of Hungary[citation needed]
Iraqi Royal Family14 June 1949 – 27 July 1980Grand Order of the Hashimites of Iraq[citation needed]
Iraqi Royal FamilyMarch 1939 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Order of the Two Rivers (Civil)[citation needed]
Iraqi Republic
13 February 1967 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Order of the Two Rivers (Military)[citation needed]
 Italy
20 August 1948 – 27 July 1980Italian Cross of Merit for War[citation needed]
 Italy
26 August 1957 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Merit of the Republic
  Holy See
20 August 1948 – 27 July 1980Knight of the Pontifical Order of the Golden Spur[8]
 Japan
13 May 1958 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum​[​citation needed]
 Japan
1957 – 27 July 1980Golden Pheasant Award of the Scout Association of Japan[9]
 Jordan28 July 1949 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cordon with Collar of the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali
 Jordan28 July 1949 – 27 July 1980Grand Cordon with Brilliants of the Supreme Order of the Renaissance
 Kuwait1974 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great[citation needed]
 Lebanon
after 1942; before 1926 – 27 July 1980Extraordinary Grade of the National Order of the Cedar[citation needed]
 Lebanon
17 October 1956 – 27 July 1980Extraordinary Grade of theOrder of Merit[citation needed]
Libyan Royal Family13 May 1958 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Idris I[citation needed]
 Malaysia16 January 1968 – 27 July 1980Honorary Member of the Order of the Crown of the Realm
 Mexico8 May 1975 – 27 July 1980Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle[10]
 Morocco
11 June 1966 – 27 July 1980Special Class of the Order of Muhammad[citation needed]
Nepal
3 July 1960 – 27 July 1980Member of the Most Glorious Order of Ojaswi Rajanya[citation needed]
 Netherlands
19 May 1959 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion[citation needed]
 Netherlands
April 30, 1962Silver Wedding Anniversary Medal of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard
 Norway
17 May 1961 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St. Olav
 Oman2 March 1974 – 27 July 1980First Class Order of Oman (Military)[citation needed]
 Pakistan
9 November 1959 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Order of Pakistan[citation needed]
 Poland19 September 1967 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
 Portugal
27 July 1967 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Prince Henry[citation needed]
 Qatar13 November 1975 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Independence[citation needed]
 Romania
27 May 1966 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Order of the Star of the Romanian People's Republic[citation needed]
 Saudi Arabia
28 April 1975 – 27 July 1980Knight of the Great Badr Chain[citation needed]
 Saudi Arabia
9 August 1955 or 12 March 1957 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Abdulaziz al Saud[citation needed]
 House of Savoy
6 July 1976 – 27 July 1980Knight of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation[citation needed]
 House of Savoy
6 July 1976 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy of the House of Savoy[citation needed]
 House of Savoy
6 July 1976 – 27 July 1980Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus[citation needed]
 Somalia
28 December 1977 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Order of the Somali Star
 Spain
19 April 1975 – 27 July 1980Collar of the Order of Charles III
 Spain
22 May 1957 – 27 July 1980Collar of the Order of Isabella the Catholic[citation needed]
 Sudan24 February 1974 – 27 July 1980Chain of Honour of the Sudan[citation needed]
 Syria
after 1942; before 1926 – 27 July 1980Member First Class of the Order of Umayyad
 Sweden29 April 1960 – 4 September 1967Memberof the Royal Order of the Seraphim
4 September 1967 – 27 July 1980Collar
 Thailand
22 January 1968 – 27 July 1980Collar of the Order of the Rajamitrabhorn
 Thailand
23 April 1968 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Order of the Order of the Royal House of Chakri[citation needed]
 Tunisia
15 March 1965 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Independence
 United Kingdom21 July 1948 – 27 July 1980Recipient of the Royal Victorian Chain[11]
 United States7 October 1947 – 27 July 1980Chief Commander of the Legion of Merit >
 West Germany25 February 1955 – 27 July 1980Grand Cross Special Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic
 Yugoslavia3 June 1966 – 27 July 1980Grand Star of the Order of the Yugoslav Star[12]
References
^ Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was granted emergency powers by the Shah to rule by decree.[4] While holding office as the Prime Minister and Minister of War (renamed to "Ministry of National Defence") simultaneously. Mossadegh went over the authority of the Shah, the Commander-in-Chief vetted in the Persian Constitution of 1906, and appointed commanders in Imperial Iranian Army and police force.[5]
  1. ^ Ansari, Ali M. (2012). The politics of nationalism in modern Iran. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 90. ISBN 9780521687171.
  2. ^ Ansari, Ali M. (2012). The politics of nationalism in modern Iran. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780521687171.
  3. ^ a b Fardust, Hossein; Dareini, Ali (April 1999). The rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty : memoirs of former General Hussein Fardust. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publ. pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-8120816428.
  4. ^ James Buchan (2013). Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences. Simon and Schuster. p. 64. ISBN 1416597778.
  5. ^ John Prados (2006). Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA. Ivan R. Dee. pp. 102–103. ISBN 1615780114.
  6. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question" (PDF) (in German). p. 97. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Kolana Řádu Bílého lva aneb hlavy států v řetězech".
  8. ^ "The History of Papal Knighthoods". Association of Papal Orders in Great Britain. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  9. ^ reinanzaka-sc.o.oo7.jp/kiroku/documents/20140523-3-kiji-list.pdf
  10. ^ Revistas.bancomext.gob.mx
  11. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1960
  12. ^ Dragović, Rade (6 April 2011). "Srpski orden na ruskim grudima" [Serbian Medals on Russian Chests] (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
External links
O. James Younessi, Orders, Decorations, and Medals of the Empire of Iran – the Pahlavi Era
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