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Āghā Muḥammad Khān Qājār
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Āghā Muḥammad Khān Qājār (ca. 1155–1211/1742–1797) was the leader of the Qājār tribe, as well as the dynastic founder of a long line of Qājār rulers. He was born in Astarābād, the oldest son of Muḥammad Ḥasan Khān Quwānlū and the daughter of Iskandar Khān Quwānlū (Iʿtimād al-Salṭana, Tārīkh, 3/23). Muḥammad Ḥasan Khān succeeded his father Fatḥ ʿAlī Khān, the commander-in-chief (sipahsālār) of the Ṣafawid Shāh Ṭahmāsb II…

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Department of History, Centre for the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Āghā Muḥammad Khān Qājār”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0194>
First published online: 2015

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