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Ferouk Khan

Ferouk Khan


A carte-de-visite portrait of the Persian ambassador Ferouk Khan (1814-1871), also sometimes Feruk Khan or Ferukh Khan though more properly Farrokh Khan Amin-Doleh.

Ferouk Khan was Vice Premier to the court of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar and in the late 1850s served as the Persian ambassador to the Emperor of the French, Napoleon III, and to Queen Victoria. His visit to London and Paris followed the outbreak of the Anglo-Persian War (1856-1857) between Persia and Great Britain.

The embassy was composed of the ambassador himself, accompanied by a suite of more than twenty persons, including councillors, dragoman, secretaries and writers. Negotiations led to the March 1857 Treaty of Paris, which put an end to the Anglo-Persian War.

After his embassy, Ferouk Khan returned to Persia, where he became Prime Minister.

Photographed by Alexandre Ken of Paris.

 

Code: 124498
 
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