The Battle of Gulnabad (Sunday, March 8, 1722) was fought between the military forces from Hotaki Dynasty and the army of the Safavid Empire. It further cemented the eventual fall of the Safavid dynasty, which had been declining for decades.

Battle of Gulnabad
Part of Naderian Wars
SHAH-MAHMUD-HOTAK.jpg
Modern-day sketch work of Mahmud Hotaki
DateSunday, March 8, 1722
Location
Result Decisive Afghan victory
Belligerents
Safavid Empire Hotaki dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Mohammad Qoli Khan
Ali Mardan Khan
Rostam Khan
Philippe Colombe
Seyyed Abdollah[1]
Mahmud Hotaki
Amanullah Khan
Nesrollah[1]
Ashraf Hotaki
Strength

42,000-50,000+[2][3][4]

  • 24 cannon

10,000[5]-20,000[6][7]

Casualties and losses
5,000-15,000 [4][8] unknown, believed to be light

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AftermathEdit

After the war was won, the Hotaki's began slowly but sure to march on deeper into Persia, and eventually towards Isfahan, the Safavid Persian capital. Numbers and casualty figures of the Gulnabad battle are believed to be between 5,000 and 15,000 dead Safavid soldiers.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Axworthy (2006), p. 47.
  2. ^ Axworthy, Michael(2009). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant,p. 75. I. B. Tauris
  3. ^ Malleson, George Bruce (1878). History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878. London: Elibron.com. p. 246. ISBN 1-4021-7278-8. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  4. ^ a b "AN OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF PERSIA DURING THE LAST TWO CENTURIES (A.D. 1722-1922)". Edward G. Browne. London: Packard Humanities Institute. p. 30. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  5. ^ A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, ed. Spencer C. Tucker, (ABC-CLIO, 2010), 726.
  6. ^ Axworthy, Michael(2009). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from tribal warrior to conquering tyrant,p. 77. I. B. Tauris
  7. ^ "Last Afghan empire". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  8. ^ Axworthy, Michael (2006). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, from Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant. London: I.B. Tauris. p. 50. ISBN 1-85043-706-8. Retrieved 2010-09-27.

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