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Ahmad Shah Durrani

(d. 1772)


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(d. 1772)

Founder of Durrani dynasty in Afghanistan. Charismatic leader, warrier, poet, and skilled diplomat. Tied to Sufi orders. Treasury official and commander of Afghan cavalry force under Iranian monarch Nadir Shah. Upon Nadir Shah's murder, launched an ambitious military campaign, ultimately dominating most of the territories of the former Mughal, Safavid, and Shaybanid dynasties.

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