Mashhad Liberated By Nader's Army

Mashhad Liberated By Nader's Army... 29/11/1727 History, #Darvish, #Imam, #Imam_Reza, #India, #Kharazm, #Khorasan, #Margiana, #Marv, #Mashhad, #Persia, #Segestan, #Shah, #Shah_Tahmasp, #Tahmasp, #Tartary

Shah Tahmasp was wandering in Margiana when he heard Nader's victory over a usurper named Melek in Khorasan but he knew that Nader's army was not big enough to set a siege against Melek's artillery. He sent a messenger inviting Nader to accompany his forces. Nader set out instantly, and met the Shah. After a long conference; on Sep,7, 1727, both armies marched towards Mashhad. The siege had lasted near two months when one of the officers of Melek named Pir Mohammad, offered to deliver the city to the besiegers if he was pardoned.
On Nov, 29th Nader entered Mashhad at the head of 12,000 men at midnight while most of the garrison laid down their arms. Melek and a few of his chiefs fled to the citadel but soon surrendered. Nader treated them with lenity and let Melek retire as a Darvish to the shrine of Imam Reza. Melek had been governor of Segestan, but captured Khorasan when the Afghans invaded Persia, and was delighted with the ruin of his country, as it gave him an opportunity of raising himself to power. When it became clear that Melek was trying to incite a revolt in Marv, he was put to death.
Nader had the dome of the sacred shrine gilt thus adding his ornament to the city to this day. This gained him much popularity. Shah Tahmasp, scared of Nader's power tried to eliminate him but Nader soon put siege on a castle where he was hiding. From this time on, Nader took the government into his own hands. Nader had the four kingdoms of Persia, India, Tartary, and Kharazm in mind....

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
The War In Tartary... 31/07/1740 History
During his expedition to India, news were heard that the kings of Turan and Kharazm has intruded Khorasan several times but they had been defeated by ...View Details»

History of Iran: Safavid Empire 1502 - 1736... 18/02/2015 History
History of Iran Safavid Empire 1502 - 1736 By: Shapour Ghasemi After the disastrous invasion of Mongols, in the 1200s, migrated Turks and Mongolian t...View Details»

Abbas 1st Proclaims Shah Of Persia... 01/10/1587 History
Like all great rulers, Shah Abbas was born during troubled times. When in 1578, his father Sultan Mohammad Khodabandeh became Shah of Iran, Queen Mahd...View Details»

Timeline of Iranian History from Ancient Persia to the Islamic Republi... 24/09/2015 History
Dynasty, Ruler or Event Begin End Birth of Zoroaster Sometime between 10th and 7th century BCE Achaemenian Dynasty Cyrus the Great 559 BCE 530 BCE F...View Details»

The Allahdad Event and History of Anusim... 26/03/1839 History
The Allahdad was an 1839 violent riot and forced conversion against the Jews of Mashhad, Khorasan, Qajar Iran. After forced conversion of the Mashhadi...View Details»