Ebrahim Afshar

Ebrahim Mirza or Ebrahim Shah Afshar (Persian: ابراهیم‌شاه) (died 1749) was the Shah of Persia during the Afsharid Empire from July to September 1748. Born with the name Mohammad-Ali, he was the son of Ebrahim Khan Afshar (Mohammad-Ebrahim Beg), and thus Adel Shah's brother and Nader Shah's nephew.[1] After his father's death in 1739, he took the name Ebrahim Beg.[1] He toppled his brother in order to seize the power, and he blinded him on July 6, 1748. However, two months later his own troops rebelled against him. He was slain on 24 September, ending his short reign. Ebrahim was succeeded by Nader's grandson, Shahrokh Mirza, who was elected by the nobles to ascend to the throne.

Ebrahim Afshar
Coin of Ebrahim Shah, struck at the Qazvin mint.jpg
Coin minted during the reign of Ebrahim Shah
Shah of Iran
Reign6 July – 24 September 1748
PredecessorAdel Shah
SuccessorShahrokh Shah
Born1717
Died1749
HouseAfsharid
FatherEbrahim Khan Afshar
ReligionTwelver Shia Islam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Perry 1997, pp. 75–76.

SourcesEdit

  • Perry, John R. (1997). "EBRĀHĪM SHAH AFŠĀR". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. VIII, Fasc. 1. pp. 75–76.
Ebrahim Afshar
Born: 1717 Died: 1749
Iranian royalty
Preceded by Shah of Iran
6 July – 24 September 1748
Succeeded by