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    شاه حسین صفوی

    سلطان حسین


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    Sultan Hossein (1694-1722), 9th Shah of Safavid Dynasty was known for his love of wine and disinterest in governance. The country was repeatedly raided on its frontiers - Kerman by Baluch tribes in 1698, Khorasan by the Hotakis in 1717, constantly in Mesopotamia by peninsula Arabs. Sultan Hossein tried to forcibly convert his Afghan subjects in Ghandahar from Sunni to the Shia sect of Islam. In response, a Ghilzai Afghan chieftain named Mir Weis Khan Hotak revolted and killed Gurgin Khan, the Safavid governor of the region, along with his army. The uprising of Mahmoud Ghandahari which was provoked by India was the prelude to the downfall of the Safavid dynasty.In 1722, an Afghan army led by Mir Weis' son Mahmoud advanced into the heart of the empire and defeated the Safavid forces at the Battle of Gulnabad. He then besieged the capital of Isfahan, until Shah Sultan Hossein abdicated and acknowledged him as the new king of PSultan Hossein (1694-1722), 9th Shah of Safavid Dynasty was known for his love of wine and disinterest in governance. The country was repeatedly raided on its frontiers - Kerman by Baluch tribes in 1698, Khorasan by the Hotakis in 1717, constantly in Mesopotamia by peninsula Arabs. Sultan Hossein tried to forcibly convert his Afghan subjects in Ghandahar from Sunni to the Shia sect of Islam. In response, a Ghilzai Afghan chieftain named Mir Weis Khan Hotak revolted and killed Gurgin Khan, the Safavid governor of the region, along with his army. The uprising of Mahmoud Ghandahari which was provoked by India was the prelude to the downfall of the Safavid dynasty.In 1722, an Afghan army led by Mir Weis' son Mahmoud advanced into the heart of the empire and defeated the Safavid forces at the Battle of Gulnabad. He then besieged the capital of Isfahan, until Shah Sultan Hossein abdicated and acknowledged him as the new king of Persia.

    Tags:Dynasty, Ghandahar, Ghilzai, Gurgin, India, Isfahan, Islam, Kerman, Khan, Khorasan, Mesopotamia, Mir, Mir Weis Khan, Persia, Safavid, Safavid Dynasty, Shah, Shia, Sultan, Sultan Hossein, Sunni


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