Afsharid dynasty

Imperial Iranian dynasty of the 18th century

The Afsharid dynasty (Persian: سلسله افشار) was an Iranian dynasty,[1] that originated from the Turkmen[2] Afshar tribe.

The Guarded Domains of Iran
ممالک محروسه ایران
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Greatest borders during Nader Shah
Greatest borders during Nader Shah
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
• 1736–1747
Nader Shah (first)
• 1748–1748
Shahrokh Afshar (last)
• Established
• Disestablished
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Safavid dynasty
Zand dynasty
Qajar dynasty

Afsharid Shahs of IranEdit

Name Portrait Title Reign years
1 Nader Shah   Shahanshah,
Sultan bar salatin-e-jahan
1736– 1747
2 Adel Shah   Shah 1747–1748
3 Ebrahim Afshar Shah 1748–1749
4 Shahrokh Shah Shah 1748–1796


  1. Tucker 2012.
  2. Yarshater 2004, p. 238–241.


  • Tucker, Ernest (2012). "Afshārids". In Fleet, Kate; Krämer, Gudrun; Matringe, Denis; Nawas, John; Rowson, Everett (ed.). Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Brill. The Afshārids (r. 1149–1210/1736–96) were a Persian dynasty founded by Nādir Shāh Afshār, replacing the Ṣafavid dynasty.{{cite encyclopedia}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)
  • Yarshater, Ehsan (2004). "IRAN ii. IRANIAN HISTORY (2) Islamic period". Encyclopædia Iranica. Vol. XIII, Fasc. 3. p. 238–241. The Afšār were a Turkmen tribe that during the Mongol conquest was transferred to Azerbaijan (...)