Mirza Davoud Khan Meftah

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Davoud Khan Meftah es-Saltaneh was a prominent Persian statesman and diplomat who served as the Foreign Minister of Iran during the Qajar dynasty. He was born in Tehran in 1870 to a royal family and began his political career in the early 1900s as a translator and secretary to Iranian envoys in Europe.


Meftah es-Saltaneh (1970-1942) became well-known for his diplomatic skills and served in several important positions during his career, including as ambassador to Russia, France, USA, United Kingdom. He was also involved in negotiations with other countries, including the Ottoman Empire and China.

During his tenure as Foreign Minister from 1922 to 1933, Meftah es-Saltaneh played an instrumental role in shaping Iran's foreign policy and strengthening its relations with other nations. He worked to improve Iran's standing in the international community and to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

In United Kingdom (1905), for his significant contribution to the relations between the UK and Iran, he was awarded as honorary Knight Commander with the title of 'Sir'.

Meftah es-Saltaneh was known for his intellectual acumen and his dedication to Iran's national interests. He wrote several books on Persian history and culture, and he was a staunch advocate for modernization and reform in Iran. He died in 1942, leaving behind a legacy as one of Iran's most influential and respected diplomats.

Personal life

Meftah es-Saltaneh was married two times. After the death of his first wife, he married Ashraf Ghahremanpour which she birthed him his youngest son, Soleiman Meftah (baptised Greek Orthodox, Soleiman-Solomon in Volos Greece at 1965)(1934-1998), giving him two grandchildren David (1966) and Athina (1970).

His father, Meftah-el-Mulk, was Minister member of the Council of State, founder and entirely supporter of the institutions, Dabetsane Daneshe, and the Eftetahié Collage.


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