Battle of Gulnabad
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|Battle of Gulnabad|
|Part of Hotaki-Safavid War|
A diagram of the battle as well as casualties
|Safavid Empire||Hotaki dynasty|
|Commanders and leaders|
Mohammad Qoli Khan|
Ali Mardan Khan
Rustam Khan †
Philippe Colombe †
|Casualties and losses|
|5,000–15,000 ||unknown, believed to be light|
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The Battle of Gulnabad (Sunday, March 8, 1722) was fought between the military forces from Hotaki Dynasty and the army of the Safavid Empire. It further cemented the eventual fall of the Safavid dynasty, which had been declining for decades.
After the battle was won, the Hotaks began slowly but surely to march on deeper into Persia, and eventually towards Isfahan, the Safavid Persian capital. Numbers and casualty figures of the Gulnabad battle are believed to be between 5,000 and 15,000 dead Safavid soldiers.
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