The Marashiyan or Marashis (Mazandarani: مرعشیون, Persian: مرعشیان) were an Iranian Sayyid Twelver Shiʿite dynasty of Mazandarani origin, ruling in Mazandaran from 1359 to 1596. The dynasty was founded by Mir-i Buzurg, a Sayyid native to Dabudasht. Their capitals were Amol, Sari, and Vatashan.

Marashiyan Dynasty
مرعشیون
1359–1596
Map of the Marashiyan dynasty
Map of the Marashiyan dynasty
CapitalAmol, Sari, Vatashan
Common languagesTabari
Religion
Twelver Shi'a Islam
GovernmentMonarchy
• 1359-1362
Mir-i Buzurg (first)
• 1362-1392
Rida al-Din
• 1362-1392
Kamal al-Din I
• 1404-?
Ghiyas al-Din Ali
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
1359
• Disestablished
1596
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Afrasiyab dynasty
Safavid Empire
Today part ofIran

SourcesEdit

  • Bosworth, C. E. (1984). "Āl-e Afrāsīāb". Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, Vol. I, Fasc. 7. New York. pp. 742–743.
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  • Subtelny, Maria (2007). Timurids in Transition: Turko-Persian Politics and Acculturation in Medieval Iran. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-16031-6.

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