Amānullāh Khān

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Amanullah Khan
King of Afghanistan
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Reign February 28, 1919 - January 14, 1929
Born June 1, 1892
Birthplace Paghman, Afghanistan
Died April 25, 1960(1960-04-25) (aged 67)
Place of death Zürich, Switzerland
Predecessor Nasrullah Khan
Successor Inayatullah Khan
Consort Soraya Tarzi
Father Habibullah Khan
Mother Sarwar Sultana Begum

Amanullah Khan (Pashto, Persian, Urdu, Arabic: أمان اللہ خان ) (June 1, 1892 – April 25, 1960) was the Sovereign of Afghanistan from 1919 to 1929. He was first an Emir and after 1926 the King.[1] He led Afghanistan to freedom from the United Kingdom. He was the first Afghan ruler to make the country more modern. Habibullah Kalakani and his followers fought against Khan. On 14 January 1929, Amanullah went to then neighboring British India. Afghanistan fell into a civil war. From British India he went to Europe where he died in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1960.

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  1. Poullada, L. B. "AMĀNALLĀH". Encyclopædia Iranica (Online Edition). United States: Columbia University.