Afghanistan: Regional Rulers (Herat): 1842-1863 - Archontology.org

Afghanistan: Regional Rulers (Herat): 1842-1863

The area approximately corresponding to the territory of the historic province of Herat became a de facto independent polity governed by a succession of the regional rulers under the suzerainty of Iran, challenging the authority of the ruling houses (clans).
Ruling House: Durrānī - Alakūzāʾī (درانی - الکوزائی) ‎[1842-1855], Durrānī - Sadūzāʾī (درانی - سدوزائی) ‎[25? Sep 1855 - 28 Apr 1856]; Durrānī - Muḥammadzāʾī (درانی - محمدزائی) [1857-1863]
Mar? 1842 - 11 Jun 1851 Wazīr Yār Muḥammad Khān (وزیر یار محمد خان) [1]
Jun 1851 - 25? Sep 1855 Saʿīd Muḥammad Khān (سعید محمد خان)
25? Sep 1855 - 28 Apr 1856 Shāhzādah Muḥammad Yūsuf (شاهزاده محمد یوسف) [2]
28 Apr 1856 - 25 Oct 1856 ʿĪsá Khān (عیسى خان) [2]
25 Oct 1856 - 24 May 1857 independent rule is rescinded [3]
24 May 1857 - 6 Mar 1863 Sardār Sulṭān Aḥmad Khān (سردار سلطان احمد خان) [4]
6 Mar 1863 - 27 May 1863 Sardār Shāhnawāz Khān (سردار شاهنواز خان) [4][5]

[1] Alternative dates: 7 Jun 1851, 29 Jun 1851.
[2] Installed as ruler in defiance of the suzerainty of Iran.
[3] Direct rule of the military authorities of Iran, occupying Herat.
[4] Sardār was a hereditary title in the Muḥammadzāʾī clan.
[5] Independent rule was rescinded after the capture of Herat by the armed forces of the Muḥammadzāʾī ruler Dūst Muḥammad Khān (27 May 1863; alternative dates: 26 May 1863, 28 May 1863).
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