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Bagher Khān
DiedNovember 1916 (aged 55)
Political partyModerate Socialists Party[1]

Bagher Khān (Persian: باقرخان‎; born 1870 – died November 1916) honorarily titled Sālār-e Melli (Persian: سالار ملی meaning National Chieftain), was one of the key figures in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.[2]

Tomb of Bāqer Khān in Toobaeyye cemetery, Tabriz


Early life[edit]

Bagher Khan was born in Tabriz, Iran in the 1870s and was the son of Haj Reza Bana. Bagher Khan was a bricklayer by profession.[3] He was of Iranian Azeri origin.[4]


Bagher Khan played a key role in the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. He joined the Revolutionary Militia in 1907 and was active in several clashes in Tabriz. After the 1908 bombardment of the Majlis, Bagher Khan along with Sattar Khan marched towards Tehran, however he returned to Tabriz shortly after upon hearing that the city was under attack. On 22 March 1909, Bagher Khan led the Revolutionary Militia to victory in the Battle of Saridag in which the supply routes to Tabriz were opened.

In 1910, Bagher Khan was effectively exiled to Tehran. In 1915, he joined the Committee for National Defence and participated in skirmishes with Russian forces before being forced to retreat to Kermanshah.[5]


In November 1916, while wandering near Qasr-e Shirin, he was offered accommodation by a Kurd named Mohammad Amin Talebani. In the middle of the night Talebani murdered Bagher Khan and his companions, and dump their bodies nearby.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ali Mohammadi (1378). "حزب اجتماعیون اعتدالیون از پیدایش تا فروپاشی" (PDF). Yad (in Persian) (53–56): 433.
  2. ^ Niya, Samad Sardari (1998). Mashahere Azerbaijan (Volume Two). Daniel Publishing. pp. 26–30. ISBN 964-90286-0-9.
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  4. ^ Iran and Its Place Among Nations, by Alidad Mafinezam, Aria Mehrabi, 2008, p.57
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