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  • NABIL-AL-DAWLA

    Guity Etemad

    ʿAliqoli Khan learned English and French at the Dār al-Fonun School and, with his older brother, Ḥosaynqoli Khan Kalāntar, frequented traditional Persian gymnasia, where the latter was converted to the Bahai faith by a wrestler called Ostād Ḡolām-Ḥosayn Kāši, and he in turn led ʿAliqoli Khan into the new faith in about 1895.

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  • NABIL-E AKBAR

    Minou Foadi

    title of Āqā Moḥammad Qāʾeni, a prominent Bahai author and apologist (1829-92).

  • NĀDER SHAH

    Ernest Tucker

    ruler of Iran, 1736-47. He rose from obscurity to control an empire that briefly stretched across Iran, northern India, and parts of Central Asia, with a reputation as a skilled military commander and with  success in battle against numerous opponents, including the Ottomans and the Mughals.

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  • NĀDERA

    Evelin Grassi

    (1792-1842), Transoxianan poetess of Ḵᵛoqand, who wrote in both Persian–with the pen name Maknuna–and Čaḡatāy under the pseudonyms of Nādera and Kāmela.

  • NADERPOUR, NADER

    Houra Yavari

    Naderpour received his primary education in Tehran and in 1942 was enrolled at Irānšahr high school. As was the case with a good number of his peers, he developed an interest in politics, and joined the nationalist Pan-Iranist Party for a short period of time. He later joined the Youth Organization of the Tudeh Party.

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  • NAFAR

    Pierre Oberling

    a tribe of Fārs and the Tehran region. Although of Turkic origin, the Nafar of Fārs have become a mixture of Turkic, Arab, and Lor elements.

  • NAJM-AL-SALṬANA

    Mansoureh Ettehadieh

    a Qajar princess whose life spanned the late Qajar and early Pahlavi eras (b. 1231-32 Š./1853; d. 1311 Š./1932).

  • NAJM-E ṮĀNI

    Michel M. Mazzaoui

    (d. 918/1512), the third holder of the office of wakil-e nafs-e nafis-e Homāyun under Shah Esmāʿil Ṣafawi, the representative of the Shah both in his religious and in his political capacity.

  • NAḴJAVĀN

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    the administrative center of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) with its own elected representative assembly, within the Republic of Azerbaijan but separated from it by Armenia.

  • NAḴJAVĀNI, ḤĀJJ MOḤAMMAD

    Hushang Ettehad and EIr

    (1880-1962), businessman, scholar, and collector of manuscripts.