The year 1722 A.D.

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March, 8, 1722 A.D.:
Royal Army Defeated By Ghilzai Chieftains


The uprising of Mahmoud Ghandahari which was provoked by India was the prelude to the downfall of the Safavid dynasty. While Sultan Hossein was entertaining in his harem, tribal Afghan forces could easily proceed towards west to the heart of the Persian empire with no resistance. The king marched ag... Read Full Article:


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August, 23, 1722 A.D.:
Darband Captured By Russians


The declining Safavi dynasty gave Russians the opportunity to invade Persian territory. A quest that challenged Persian hegemony in the region and later ended with Iranians losing sovereignty. Taking advantage of civil disorder in Iran, Peter the great, deployed 22,000 men and his newly built Caspia... Read Full Article:


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October, 12, 1722 A.D.:
Epic Fall Of Safavid Capital Isfahan


After a long siege Isfahan surrendered to Afghan forces. The people of Kandahar had been loyal Iranians until 1709 when due to weakness in leadership of King Sultan Hossein, injustice and corruption made them stage uprisings asking for autonomy. After invading Isfahan, Amir Mahmoud killed more than ... Read Full Article:

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