PERSIA

The Afshar Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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Nadir Quli Beg-e Afshar, who had issue two sons:
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1736 - 1747 H.M. Zill-u'llah Hast Sultan bar Salatin-i-Jahan Shah-i-Shahhan Nadir Sahib-i-Qiran*, Shahanshah of Persia. b. at Dastgird, Darragaz, 22nd November 1688, as Nadir Quli Beg-e Afshar. Entered the service of Tahmasp Shah II and was appointed as Dep. Governor of Abivard 1726, Master-General of the Ordnance 1726, prom. General 1728, Governor of Khorasan, Kerman and Mazandaran 1730. Granted the personal title of Tahmasp Quli Khan, 1726. Deposed his master and placed his infant son on the throne as Abbas III and assumed the Regency of Persia with the titles of Vakil ud-Daula and Nai'b us-Sultana, 7th September 1732. Deposed his charge and was crowned as Nadir Shah on the Mughan plain, 8th March 1736. Changed the state religion to Shi'a. Invaded and subjugated Bokhara, Khiva, Kandahar, Kashmir, Baluchistan and large parts of Northern India. Defeated the armies of the Mughal emperor at Karnol, 24th February 1739 and took away 700,000,000 rupees worth of money and jewels including the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond and the peacock throne.  m. several wives, including (a) 1718, elder daughter of Baba 'Ali Beg-e Kusa Ahmadlu, Governor of Abivard. m. (b) 1722, Gauhar Shad Begum, another daughter of Baba 'Ali Beg-e Kusa Ahmadlu, Governor of Abivard. m. (c) at Isfahan, December 1729, H.R.H. Shahzadi Razia Begum (d.s.p. at Karbala, 1776), widow of Mirza Daud, a Georgian Prince, and second daughter of H.M. 'Abu'l Muzaffar Sultan Husain Shah, Shahanshah of Persia. m. (d) after 1730, Shams un-nisa Begum (m. third, her cousin, Mirza Muhammad Reza al-Husaini al-Marashi; and d. at Mashhad, 1774), widow of Agassi Khan-e Baluch, and third daughter of Mirza Muhammad 'Ali al-Husaini al-Marashi, Governor of Qazvin. m. (e) at the Palace, Bokhara, October 1740, the elder daughter of Sayyid Abu'l-Faiz Muhammad Shah, Khan at Bokhara. m. (f) Chuki Khanum, a daughter of Muhammad Husain Khan Qajar. m. (g) Khadija Sultan, daughter of Hasan 'Ali Daghestani. He was k. by Muhammad Khan-e Qajar, of Erivan, at Fathabad, 19th June 1747 (bur. at Najaf), having had issue, five sons:
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