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Nader Shah Afshar (Persian: نادرشاه افشار‎) was a Shah, or king, of Iran from 1736 to 1747. He was also the founder of the Turkic Afsharid Empire.

Nader Shah
King of Persia
Lion and Sun Emblem of Persia.svg
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Reign1736–1747
Born(1698-08-06)August 6, 1698
Dastgerd[1]
DiedJune 19, 1747(1747-06-19) (aged 48)
Quchan (North of Khorasan)
DynastyAfsharid dynasty

During the time he ruled Iran, he attacked India and defeated Muhammad Shah, conquered Delhi,[2] and agreed to retreat for Indian wealth and gold.

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  1. Axworthy p.18
  2. "AN OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF PERSIA DURING THE LAST TWO CENTURIES (A.D. 1722-1922)". Edward G. Browne. London: Packard Humanities Institute. p. 33. Retrieved 2010-09-24.