Afghan Monarchs: Sher Shah Suri, Amanullah Khan, Habibullah Khan, Amir Kror Suri

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General Books LLC, Jul 1, 2010 - History - 26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Emirs of Afghanistan, Kings of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Abdur Rahman Khan, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Sher Shah Suri, Nasrullah Khan, List of monarchs of Afghanistan, Mirwais Hotak, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Dost Mohammad Khan, Habibull h Kalak ni, Am null h Kh n, Abdul Aziz Hotak, Shuja Shah Durrani, Barakzai dynasty, Mohammad Yaqub Khan, Zaman Shah Durrani, Habibullah Khan, Timur Shah Durrani, Mahmud Shah Durrani, Sher Ali Khan, Amir Kror Suri, Inayatullah Khan, Mohammad Afzal Khan, Shahzada Kamran Durrani, Ali Shah Durrani, Ayub Shah Durrani, Ahmed Khan of Herat. Excerpt: Ahmad Shah Durrani (c.1722-1773) (Pashto/Persian: ), also known as Ahmad Sh h Abd l (Pashto/Persian: ) and born as Ahmad Kh n, was the founder of the Durrani Empire (Afghan Empire) in 1747 and is regarded by many to be the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan. Ahmad Khan enlisted as a young soldier in the military of the Afsharid kingdom and quickly rose to become a commander of four thousand Abdali Pashtun soldiers. After the death of Nader Shah Afshar of Persia in June 1747, Abdali became the Emir of Khorasan. Rallying his Pashtun tribes and allies, he pushed east towards the Mughal and the Maratha Empire of India as well as west towards the disintegrating Afsharid Empire of Persia and north toward the Khanate of Bukhara. Within a few years he had conquered all of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan, including much of northeastern Iran and the Punjab region in the Indian subcontinent. He defeated the Marathas eight times, one of his major victory was at the 1761 Battle of Panipat which was fought north of Delhi in India. After his natural death in 1772-73, his son Timur Shah took control of the empire. Ahmad Shah's mausoleum is located at Kandahar, Afghanistan, adjacent to the famous Mosque of the Cloak of the Pro...

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