Afsharid conquests in the Persian Gulf and Oman

The Afsharid Conquest of the Persian Gulf was an imperial venture by the Persian Empire, ruled by Nader Shah, to establish Iran as the hegemon of the Persian Gulf and its surroundings. The numerous campaigns Nader Shah undertook were initially very successful and achieved many objectives. The rebellion of Nader's appointed Darya Salar (Admiral), Mohammad Taqi Khan, wreaked havoc amongst many of the Persian-controlled polities across the Persian Gulf. After the defeat and capture of Mohammad Taqi Khan, the Persian empire went through a tumultuous period of unrelenting civil strife and internal war, due to Nader's increasingly brutal rule. The empire collapsed in the immediate aftermath of his assassination, leading to many of these conquests to be lost.[1]

Afsharid Conquest of the Persian Gulf
Part of Nader's Campaigns
Bandar Bushehr by Eugène Flandin.jpg
Bandar-e-Bushehr, historically one of Persia's most important port cities around the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf and its surroundings
Result The Persian empire becomes the arbiter of the Persian gulf until the collapse of the empire
Most of the islands and surrounding coastlines of the Persian Gulf are either annexed or brought under Persian suzerainty but most regain their independence after the empire collapses

Afsharid Imperial Standard (3 Stripes).svg Persian Empire

Sultanate of Muscat
Imamate of Oman
Commanders and leaders
Nader Shah
Mohammad Taqi Khan
Map of the Sultanate of Muscat and the Imamate of Oman


  1. ^ "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica".