House of Qajar

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The House of Qajar (Persian: مجلس قاجار) is a Turco-Persian royal family who ruled Persia (the country now known as Iran) from 1794 to 1925. The Qajar family took full control of Iran in 1794, deposing Lotf 'Ali Khan, the last of the Zand Dynasty, and re-asserted Persian sovereignty over parts of the Caucasus. In 1796 Mohammad Khan Qajar was formally crowned as shah. The Qajar or ghajar rulers were members of the Ghovanloo clan of the Qajars, originally themselves members of the Oghuz branch of the larger Turkmen peoples. Qajars first settled during the Mongol period in the vicinity of Armenia and were among the seven Qizilbash tribes that supported the Safavids. The Safavids "left Arran (present-day Republic of Azerbaijan) to local Turkic speaking khans," and, "in 1554 Ganja was governed by Shahverdi Soltan Ziyadoglu Qajar, whose family came to govern Karabakh in southern Arran".

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The Qajars were a Turkoman tribe that rose to prominence in Iran during the Safavid Dynasty (1501–1722). In the turbulent civil wars that broke out after the Safavis were deposed by invading Afghans, the Qajars gradually consolidated power until Mohammad Khan Qajar crowned himself shah at Tehran in 1796. He was killed a year later, and his nephew succeeded...
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