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History of Iran Timeline

This is a timeline of Iran history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in Iran and its predecessor states.

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3200-640 Ilam

Traces of Civilization in Iran Before the First Half of the Fifth MillenniumB.C.The scientific excavation and study of the ancient caves and mounds of Iran by archaeologists hasplaced at...

728 -549 B.C Median

Ancient Media consisted of Azarbaijan (Atropatene), Kordestan, the region around Hamedan, the areas of lake Hoz-e Soltan and the Salt Lake (Daryacha - ye Namak), the regions of ...

550 - 330 B.C Hakhamaneshian

Persia are also of Aryan race people whose time of migration to Iran is not known. According to statements of Assyrian kings the Persia like the Medians have been under ruling of assyria for a long time as well. One of Assyrian kings...

312 - 63 B.C Seleucids

The Seleucid Empire at the time of its founder, Seleucus Nicator, included the greater part of boththe Achaemenid Empire and the territories of Alexander. Seleucus ruled over all of Iran. Babylonia, Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia...

274 BC- 226 A.D Parthian

In the first half of the third century B.C. a confederation of nomadic tribes called the Dahae lived in the northern plains of Hyrcania (Gorgan). One of these tribes, an Iranian people called the Parni

226- 651 A.D sassanids

Ardashir I, the first of the Sassanids, was the son of Babak, the king of Estakhr. In the year 208 A.D. Ardashir succeeded his father and went on to occupy all of Persis (Fars) and Carnania (Kerman), afterwards taking Susiana


In 205/820 al - Mamun, the Abbasid caliph, appointed Tahir ibn Husayn ibn Masab to rule over a large portion of the Abbasid caliphate. According to the historian, Tabari, the area of this rule extended from Baghdad ...


During the caliphate of al - Mutawakkil, Salih ibn Nasr occupied Sistan on the pretext of driving out the Kharijites. In order to repulse the forces of Tahir ibn Abdallah, the ruler of Khorasan, he sought ...


In the year 261/874 Nasr ibn Ahmad ibn Asad was appointed ruler of Transoxania by al - Mutamid, the Abbasid caliph. Nasr established Samarqand as his capital and sent his brother Ismail to Bokhara as governor...


After Asfar ibn Shiruya was killed in 316/928, Mardawij ibn Ziyar gained control of all of Deylam. In addition he conquered Rostamdar, Mazandaran and Gorgan, and in the province of Jebal or Eraq - e - Ajam captured the cities of Rey,...


The origins of the Buyid (Bawayhid) dynasty go back to the time when Abu Shuja Buya and his three sons, Ali, Hasan and Ahmad joined the forces of Makan Kaki. Afterwared the three sons enterd the service of Mardawij, by whom Ali, the service of ...


Sebuktigin, the son - in - law of Alptigin, became ruler of Ghazni in the year 366/977. From there he occupied the surrounding regions, such as Zamin Davar, Qosdar, Bamiyan, Tokharestan and Ghur, and founded a small state in southeastern Iran. After...


Having received the permission of Sultan Mahmud Ghaznawi, the Seljuk Turks crossed the Oxus River and settled in northern Khorasan, a province which they subsequently occupied completely during the reign of Mahmud's son, Sultan Masud. In ...


Malik - Shah bestowed the provincial governorship of Khwarazm on Anush - Tegin Gharchal. Until Sultan Sanjar's death, the rule of Anush - Tegin's successors was limited to Khwarazm itself. After his death however, Sultan Ala al - Din Tokesh gained ...


Chingiz - Khan divided the lands he had conquered among his sons during his own lifetime. Iran, however, he did not bestow upon any of them, and until 651/1253 it was administered by governors sent from Mongolia. In that year Hulegu - Khan was sent by his brother Megu ...


Although Timur had chosen Pir Muhammad ibn Jahangir as his successor, after his death in 807/1407 Khalil Sultan, another of his grandsons and the son of Miran Shah, occupied Samarqand, the capital city, with the backing of the princes of the realm, declared himself king. At this time Shahrukh ...


Shah Isma'il I, the founder of the Safavid dynasty, mounted the throne at Tabriz in the year 907/1502. In 908/1503 he conquered Hamadan and in 909/1504 Shiraz and Kerman. In 914/1508-9 the city of Baghdad and the surrounding areas fell into his hands. These continued ...


Nadir Quli, the son of Imam Quli, was a member of the Qarakhlu clan of the Afshar tribe. He was born in Muharram 1100/ November 1688. The details of his childhood years are not known, but from the time he was a young man he occupied himself with the life ...


When Nadir was killed, a situation occurred similar to what had happened at the death of Alexander the Great. The awe in which Nadir was held had destoryed the halo of reference surrounding the royal family of the Safavids. Each of the leaders of Nadir's army took the forces under ...


On the very day that Karim Khan died, 13 Safar 1193/2 March 1779, Aqa Muhammad Khan Qajar set out to seize the throne of Iran. Aqa Muhammad Khan was the son of Muhammad Hasan Qajar, the rival of Nadir Shah and Karim Khan Zand, of the Ashaqabash ...


Traces of Civilization Iran in the Second Half the Fifth andBeginning of the Fourth Millennia B.C.The Period of the Buff Ware CultureThe remains of the Buff Ware Culture have been found in many other areasbesides the south and southwest of Iran, for in its period of expansion ...

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