List of rulers of Kara Koyunlu

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This is the list of rulers of Kara Koyunlu dynasty ("The Horde of the Black Sheep"). The dynasty ruled the territory now part of present-day Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and eastern Turkey. Their capital was the city of Tabriz.

Kara Koyunlu rulers[edit]

Titular Name Personal Name Reign
Bey
بیگ
Bairam Khwaja
بیرم خواجہ
1374 - 1378 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Qara Muhammad Turemish (Nephew of Bairam Khwaja)
قرا محمد ترمش
1378 - 1388 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Abu Nasr
ابو النصر
Qara Yusuf Nuyan ibn Qara Muhammad
قرا یوسف نوین بن محمد
1388 - 1399 C.E.
Amir Timur invades Kara Koyunlu (1400 - 1405 C.E.)
Bey
بیگ
Abu Nasr
ابو النصر
Qara Yusuf Nuyan ibn Qara Muhammad
قرا یوسف نوین بن محمد
1405 - 1420 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Qara Iskander ibn Yusuf
قرا اسکندر بن یوسف
1420 - 1436 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Ispend bin Yusuf
اسپند بن یوسف
1420 - 1445 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Muzaffar-al-Din
مظفرالدین
Jahan Shah ibn Yusuf
جہاں شاہ ابن یوسف
1436 - 1467 C.E.
Bey
بیگ
Hasan Ali ibn Jahan Shah
حسن علی ابن جہاں شاہ
1467 - 1468 C.E.
Conquest by Aq Qoyunlu.
  • Yellow Shaded row signifies Progenitor of Kara Koyunlu dynasty.