The Iranian History 1792 AD


Zand / Qajar Clash Near Perspolis

Jun, 5, 1792 AD

Dowlatabad Garden and palace of Yazd has been built by Mohammad Taghi Khan of Zan dynastyAfter Haji Ebrahim defected to Qajars, in exchange of becoming the Fars province ruler, Lotfali Khan advanced to the vicinity of Shiraz and encircled the city, taking control of all districts around Shiraz. He hoped that this action will starve the city into submission. Agha Mohammad Khan first sent 7000 cavalries to help Haji Ebrahim. They beat off the Zand troops at first but were defeated when Lotfali Khan took field personally. Shiraz was suffering from the siege and the whole province of Fars was devastated because of the fighting and locusts that had plagued the countryside for 4 years.
As soon as he heard the news, Agha Mohammad Khan put together as large a force as possible and marched towards Shiraz. Lotfali Khan, with a handful of troops made a night attack near Perspolis. Although he seemed successful in the beginning, at first light he discovered that Agha Mohammad Khan still held the field. Lotfali Khan had no way but to flee to Kerman and then to Tabas. (Updated: Oct, 1, 2008)

Body Of Karim Khan Zand Exhumed

Aug, 29, 1792 AD

Karim Khan's Arc in ShirazAfter defeating Lotfali Khan's forces near Perspolis, Agha Mohammad Khan entered Shiraz in July, 1792. During one month of stay in the city, he took the rest of the Zand family captive and exhumed the body of Karim Khan Zand to be sent to Tehran.
Next spring, he returned to Shiraz again to assert his hold over the old capital. This time he took women and children of the nobles including Haji Ebrahim as hostages. He then ordered destruction of the citadel and the outer city walls of Shiraz before leaving for Tehran on Aug, 23, 1793.
Lotfali Khan was finally betrayed in Bam and handed over to Agha Mohammad Khan who ordered him to be tortured to death. (Updated: Oct, 1, 2008)

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