The Paduspanids or Baduspanids (Persian: پادوسبانیان) were a local dynasty of Tabaristan which ruled over Royan, Nur and Rostamdar. The dynasty was established in 655,[1] and ended in 1598 when the Safavids invaded their domains.[2]

Paduspanid dynasty

Map of the normal domains of the Paduspanids in Tabaristan
Map of the normal domains of the Paduspanids in Tabaristan
Common languagesPersian
Caspian languages
Zoroastrianism (655-9th-century)
Islam (9th-century-1598)
• 665–694
Paduspan I (first)
• 1590–1598
Jahangir IV (last)
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
• Safavid conquest
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Dabuyid dynasty
Safavid Iran


The founder of the Paduspanid dynasty was Paduspan I, (also known by the Arabicized form Baduspan), who was the son of Gil Gavbara,[2] the founder of the Dabuyid dynasty. Thus making the Paduspanids of Sasanian descent like the Dabuyids.

Known Paduspanid rulersEdit

Nur branchEdit

Kojur branchEdit


  1. ^ The Political and Dynastic History of the Iranian World (A.D. 1000-1217), C.E. Bosworth, The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 5, ed. J. A. Boyle, John Andrew Boyle, (Cambridge University Press, 2001), 29.
  2. ^ a b BADUSPANIDS, W. Madelung, Encyclopaedia Iranica


  • Frye, R.N. (1968). "The Saljuq and Mongol periods". In Boyle, John Andrew (ed.). The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 5: The Saljuq and Mongol Periods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 1–659. ISBN 0-521-06936-X.
  • Madelung, W. (2010). "BADUSPANIDS". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  • Madelung, W. (1975). "The Minor Dynasties of Northern Iran". In Frye, Richard N. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 4: From the Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 198–249. ISBN 0-521-20093-8.

Further readingEdit

  • Ghereghlou, Kioumars (2018). "Bādūsbānids". In Fleet, Kate; Krämer, Gudrun; Matringe, Denis; Nawas, John; Rowson, Everett (eds.). Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Brill Online. ISSN 1873-9830.