Capture of Baghdad (1624)

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Capture of Baghdad
Part of Ottoman–Safavid War (1623–1639)
Date14 January 1624
Baghdad aftermath: Mosul and Kirkuk

Coordinates: 33°19′30″N 44°25′19″E / 33.325°N 44.422°E / 33.325; 44.422
  • Decisive Safavid victory
  • Recapture of Baghdad (after 90 years)
Safavid Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Abbas I
Qarachaqay Khan
Ottoman Empire Murad IV
Ottoman Empire Hassan Pasha 
Ottoman Empire Bakersoo Bashi 
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Capture of Baghdad occurred on 14 January 1624, which was part of the ongoing war between Shah Abbas I against Sultan Murad IV.

See also[edit]


  • Blow, David (2009). Shah Abbas: The Ruthless King Who Became an Iranian Legend. I. B. Tauris. p. 133. ISBN 978-1845119898. (...) managed to break into the city on the evening of 12 January 1624, and two days later Baghdad was in Safavid hands.
  • Ghafouri Ali History of the Iran's battles, from the Medes up to today 2009 ISBN 9789644237386.
  • Asadollah Matoufi 4000 years history of Iran army, Persian title: Tārīkh-i chahār hazār sālah-i artish-i Īrān 2003 ISBN 9646820034.
  • Savory, Roger (2007). Iran Under the Safavids. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0521042512.