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Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Jawānshīr
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Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Jawānshīr (d. 1255/1839), one of the outstanding emirs and commanders of the Persian army in the first period of the Russo-Persian wars, and the son of Ibrāhīm Khalīl Khān, a famous ruler of Qarābāgh in the southern Caucasus during the early Qājār period.

Members of his family, and in particular his father, would alternately support the Persian government and then veer towards the Russians during the period of their rule over these significant parts of the border territories of Persia. When Āqā Muḥammad Khān Qājār, the foun…

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Seyyed Ali Al-i Davud and Translated by John Cooper, “Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Jawānshīr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0133>
First published online: 2015

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