Aghasi Khan

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Aghasi Khan
Khan of Shirvan Khanate
Reign 1763–68
1774–86
Coronation 1763
Predecessor Hajji Muhammad Ali Khan/Muhammad Said khan/Quba khanate
Successor Manaf Zarnavai/Askar Khan
Wives
  • Bibikhanum khanum
  • Khadija khanum
  • Khadijakhanum khanum
  • Abida khanum
Full name
Aghasi Khan Khanchobany-Sarkar
Dynasty House of Sarkar
Father Askar bey Sarkar
Mother Ummugulsum khanum
Born 1731
Shamakhy
Died 1788
Baku
Religion Sunni Islam

Aghasi Khan (1731–88) (Azerbaijani: Ağası xan Sərkər or Ağası xan Xançobanı) was second khan of Shirvan Khanate along with his brother Muhammad Said khan. He was of nomadic tribe of Khanchobani (Azerbaijani: Khan's shepherd).

Early life and reign[edit]

He was born to strong noble Askar bey [1] or Allahverdi bey [2] and his wife Ummugulsum khanum. His parents were of Sarkar clan of Khanchobani. In 1763/5 he attacked with his brother Muhammad Said khan to depose Hajji Muhammad Ali Khan by support of nomadic nobles. They captured New Shemakhy and moved capital to Old Shamakhy. But soon, in 1768 Fatali Khan of Quba attacked with his ally Shaki Khanate. In order to start negotiation, Muhammad Said khan himself went to Fatali Khan's court and Aghasi khan headed to Shaki. Aghasi khan was blinded by Huseyn khan of Shaki while his brother imprisoned. Khanate divided by Shaki Khanate and Quba Khanate. Khanate passed to Manaf Zarnavai and Fatali Khan's brother Abdulla. Next year Fatali Khan fully invaded Shirvan.

Struggle for throne[edit]

Between 1768 and 1774, House of Sarkar were negotiating with Karabakh Khanate and Gilan Khanate in order to achieve reindependence. Fatali khan was defeated in 1774 with combined forces of Shaki Khanate, Avar Khanate, Kaitag and retreated to Salyan. Prior to this event Aghasi khan with his brother, declared himself independent again. They were defeated again by Fatali Khan. Aghasi khan was imprisoned, taken to Baku and was executed there.

Family[edit]

Aghasi khan were married to 4 wives and had 12 children:

  • Bibikhanum khanum – (m. 1756):
  1. Mustafa Khan – Last khan of Shirvan
  2. Ismail bey Sarkar (1760–1848)
  3. Kafiye khanum – (b. 1766) married with Qasim Khan Sarkar.
  4. Balash khanum – (b. 1769)
  5. Khadija khanum – (b. 1776)
  • Khadija khanum (m. 1760 – d. 1774):
  1. Khayrunnisa khanum – (b. 1761)
  • Khadijakhanum khanum – (m. 1771 – d. 1783):
  1. Hashim bey (1773–1845)
  2. Jafar bey (1776–1827)
  3. Abdulla bey (1778–1842)
  4. Mehdi bey (1780–1827)
  5. Hajar khanum – (b. 1783)
  • Abida khanum – (m. 1776 – d.1805):
  1. Seadet khanum – (b. 1778)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Golestan-e Eram
  2. ^ Adolf Berge, Acts, collected by the Archaeographical Commission at the Directorate of the Viceroy of the Caucasus