Sayid Abdullah

Sayid Abdullah (1873–1933) was the last Khan of Khiva of the Khongirad (Qungrat) dynasty, from 1 October 1918 until 1 February 1920. His father was Muhammad Rahim Khan II.

Sayyid Abdullah Khan
Последний хан Хивинского ханства, Саид Абдулла-хан.jpg
Sayid Abdullah, presumably during his reign
Khan of Khiva
Reign1918–1920
PredecessorIsfandiyar Khan
SuccessorMonarchy abolished by Red Army invasion. Territory taken over by the Soviet Union.
Born1873
Khiva, Khiva Khanate (present-day Uzbekistan)
Died1933
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR
Burial
Kryvyi Rih's Rudnichnoye cemetery
HouseKhongirad (Uzbeks)
FatherMuhammad Rahim Khan II
ReligionSunni Islam

Sayid Abdullah had no real power, because the Khanate was ruled by Junaid Khan, a Turkmen general, at that time. In 1920, the Bolsheviks had defeated Junaid Khan, overthrown the Khanate of Khiva and deposed Sayid Abdullah.[1] He was sent to Ukraine, where he died 13 years later at a hospital. His deposition in 1920 represents the end of the rule of Genghis Khan's direct descendants anywhere in the world.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chahryar Adle:History of Civilizations of Central Asia volume VI, page 319
Preceded by
Khan of Khiva
1918–1920
Monarchy abolished.