Mirza Nasrullah Khan

Mirza Nasrullah Khan
Mirza Nasrullah Khan
Prime Minister of Iran
In office
1 August 1906 – 17 March 1907
Monarch Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar
Succeeded by Amir Asghar Khan
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
2 March 1902 – 8 April 1905
Preceded by Abdol Majid Mirza
Succeeded by Mirza Abdulvahab Khan
Personal details
Born 1840
Nain, Iran
Died 13 September 1907 (aged 67)
Tehran, Iran
Resting place Imamzadeh Saleh
Political party Constitutional Movement
Children Hassan Pirnia, Hossein Pirnia
Religion Twelver Shi'a Islam

Mirza Nasrullah Khan Naini (1840 - 13 September 1907) (Persian:میرزا نصرالله خان نایینی), titled Moshir al Dowleh, was the first Iranian Prime Minister. He became Iranian Prime Minister following the introduction of the Persian Constitution of 1906. He established Iran's first legitimate government approved by the Majlis on 7 October 1906. Before becoming Prime Minister, he had served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He died in circumstances said to be suspicious and was buried in Imamzadeh Saleh of Tajrish.

Early life

Born in 1840 to a family of religious leaders, he grew up in Nain before later travelling to Tehran. In 1862 he married the daughter of Mirza Taghi Ajoodan. Working his way up through the ranks of government, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1898.

Prime Ministership

He became the first prime minister of Iran under the new Iranian Constitution of 1906. Although he resigned on 17 March 1907, his cabinet remained in place until 1 May 1907 when Amir Asghar Khan became Prime Minister.


  • Jane Lewisohn, Flowers of Persian Song and Music: Davud Pirniā and the Genesis of the Golhā Programs, Journal of Persianate Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 79–101 (2008)

Political offices
Preceded by
Abdol Majid Mirza
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Mirza Abdulvahab Khan
Preceded by
Prime Minister of Iran
Amir Asghar Khan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of Constitutional Movement
Succeeded by
Mohammad Vali Khan Tonekaboni

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