Mohammad Ali Khan

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For the villages in Iran, see Qaleh-ye Mohammad Ali Khan and Mohammad Ali Khan, Iran.

Mohammad Ali Khan Zand (Arabic: محمد علي خان زند‎) (c. 1760–1779), was the second Shah of the Zand dynasty. He ruled Persia from March 6, 1779 until June 19, 1779.

After the death of Karim Khan in 1779, Iran disintegrated once again. Karim Khan's brother Zaki Khan declared Mohammad `Ali, the second son of Karim Khan who was also his son-in-law as the second ruler of the Zand dynasty. Soon thereafter, Abol Fath, the elder son of Karim Khan was made his joint ruler.

Mohammad `Ali Khan died of a heart attack in the same year he took the throne, having reigned less than 5 months, and not accomplishing much, the power was transferred to his brother Abol Fath.

Preceded by
Karim Khan Zand
Shah of Persia
Succeeded by
Abol Fath Khan Zand

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