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History of Persia/Iran

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Last updated: April 5, 2019
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Persian King, who conquered Babylon and Lydia
Cyrus II
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Name of his dynasty
Achaemenids
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Legendary prophet and worshipper of Ahura Mazda
Zoroaster
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Macedonian king, who conquered Persia
Alexander the Great
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Empire, which was Romes main rival in the first centuries A.D.
Parthian Empire
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Dynasty, which overthrow this empire
Sasanians
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King of this dynasty, who led Persia to a golden age (570 - 628)
Khosrow II
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Title of the Persian "King of Kings"
Shahanshah
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Western name of the polyhistor Ibn Sina
Avicenna
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Turkic dynasty, which defeated the Ghaznavids and later caused the 1. Crusade
Seljuqs
 
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Name of the Mongolian Khanate of Persia
Ilkhanate
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Lame general, who conquered this Khanate
Timur
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Dynasty, which ruled Persia in the 16. to 18. Century
Safavid dynasty
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Capital city of this dynasty from 1598 to 1736
Isfahan
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Conference of the allied Powers of WWII in 1943
Tehran Conference
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Year of the Islamic Revolution
1979
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Ayatollah, who became the leader of the revolution
Ruhollah Khomeini
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Country, which invaded Iran in 1980
Iraq
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US-President, whose administration secretly sold weapons to the Iran
Ronald Reagan
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Iranian president, who signed a nuclear deal with Barack Obama
Hassan Rouhani
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