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List of kings of Persia
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List of kings of Persia

In 1935, Persia became Iran, see also History of Iran.

Table of contents
1 Median Dynasty
2 Achaemenid dynasty
3 Macedonian Dynasty
4 Seleucid dynasty
5 Parthian dynasty
6 Sassanid dynasty, 224-651
7 Seljuk Turkish Sultans, 1029-1194
8 Ilkhanate, 1256-1343
9 Timurid Dynasty, 1380-1449
10 Safavid dynasty, 1502-1736
11 Afsharid dynasty, 1736-1749
12 Zand dynasty, 1750-1794
13 Qajar dynasty, 1796-1925
14 Pahlavi dynasty, 1925-1979

Median Dynasty

The Medes were an Iranian people. The Persians, a related and subject people, revolted against the Median empire during the 6th century BC.

Achaemenid dynasty

Macedonian Dynasty

Seleucid dynasty

(The Seleucid Dynasty gradually lost control of Persia. In 253 BC, the Arsacid Dynasty established itself in Parthia. The Parthians gradually expanded their control, until by the mid 2nd Century BC, the Seleucids had completely lost control of Persia. There were more Seleucid rulers of Syria and, for a time, Babylonia, after Antiochus IV, but none had any effective power in Persia).

Parthian dynasty

Sassanid dynasty, 224-651

part of Umayyad Caliphate, 661-750 part of Abbasid Caliphate, 750-867 divided, 867-1029

Seljuk Turkish Sultans, 1029-1194

divided, 1194-1256

Ilkhanate, 1256-1343

divided, 1343-1380

Timurid Dynasty, 1380-1449

divided, 1449-1502

Safavid dynasty, 1502-1736

Afsharid dynasty, 1736-1749

Zand dynasty, 1750-1794

Qajar dynasty, 1796-1925

Pahlavi dynasty, 1925-1979

Islamic Republic of Iran, 1979 -

See also History of Levant