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Sayed Morad Proclaims Shah Of Persia

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January, 23, 1789 A.D.:
Sayed Morad Proclaims Shah Of Persia

By: Mir M.Hosseini


Right after the murder of Jafar Khan on Jan, 23, 1789, Sayed Morad Khan ascended the Zand throne as the 8th king of the Zand Dynasty. Morad was a nephew of Karimkhan and the son of Khoda Morad Khan. It was a time when there were many proclaiming Shah in every corner of Iran.
Sayed Morad Khan had been governor of Shiraz but he was later confined with his family and, according to one account beaten on Jafar Khan's orders in an effort to force him to give up his wealth. After Jafar Khan's death rumors surfaced that he was poisoned by a maid who was bribed by Sayed Morad Khan. According to this conspiracy theory, the weakened shah was killed and decapitated.
Sayed Morad's reign did not last long. He was overthrown by Lotfali Khan; Jafar Khan's son, who marched to Shiraz and captured the citadel on May, 10, 1789. Sayed Morad was executed on the spot.
Lotfali Khan's life passed in battles against Agha Mohammad Khan from Qajar tribe.



KEY TERMS:Agha Mohammad Khan , Dynasty , Iran , Karimkhan , Khan , Khoda , Lotfali , Lotfali Khan , Morad , Persia , Qajar , Sayed Morad Khan , Shah , Shiraz , Zand , Zand Dynasty


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