Russo-Persian War 1804-1813

[ 1804 - 1813 ]

Qajar Dynasty... the ruling dynasty of Iran from 1794 to 1925.


In 1779, following the death of Mohammad Karim Khan Zand, the Zand dynasty ruler of southern Iran, Agha Mohammad Khan (reigned 1779-97), a leader of the Turkmen Qajar tribe, set out to reunify Iran. By 1794 he had eliminated all his rivals, including Lotf 'Ali Khan, the last of the Zand dynasty, and had reasserted Iranian sovereignty over the former Iranian territories in Georgia and the Caucasus. In 1796 he was formally crowned as shah, or emperor. Agha Mohammad was assassinated in 1797 and was succeeded by his nephew, Fath 'Ali Shah (reigned 1797-1834). Fath 'Ali attempted to maintain Iran's sovereignty over its new territories, but he was disastrously defeated by Russia in two wars (1804-13, 1826-28) and thus lost Georgia, Armenia, and northern Azerbaijan.

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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Qajar dynasty and Russian Empire 1804 1813 View