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Tahirid dynasty

Tahirid Persian Empire at ts Greatest Extent.
Capital Nishapur
Language(s) Persian
Religion Islam Hanafi
Government Emirate
 - 821 Tahir ibn Husayn
Historical era Medieval
 - Established 821
 - Disestablished 873
Faravahar background
History of Greater Iran
| until the rise of modern nation-states |
See also
Kings of Persia

The Tahirid dynasty, (سلسله طاهریان Persian:), (821-873) was an Iranian Persian dynasty that ruled over the northeastern part of Greater Iran, in the region of Khorasan (parts that are presently in Iran (Persia), Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan). The Tahirid capital was Nishapur.

Although nominally subject to the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad, the Tahirid rulers were effectively independent. The dynasty was founded by Tahir ibn Husayn, a leading general in the service of the Abbasid caliph al-Ma'mun. Tahir's military victories were rewarded with the gift of lands in the east of Persia, which were subsequently extended by his successors as far as the borders of India.

The Tahirid dynasty is considered to be the first independent dynasty from the Abbasid caliphate established in Khorasan. They were overthrown by the Saffarid dynasty, who annexed Khorasan to their own empire in eastern Persia.

Rulers of the Tahirid dynasty

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