Abd ar-Rahman Khan

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Abd ar-Rahman Khan

(äb'där-rämän` kän, khän), 1844?–1901, emir of Afghanistan (1880–1901); grandson of Dost MuhammadDost Muhammad
, 1793–1863, emir of Afghanistan. He and his family struggled to get the emirate for years before he finally succeeded in establishing himself in 1826.
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. He opposed his uncle, Sher AliSher Ali
or Shere Ali
, 1825–79, emir of Afghanistan (1863–79), son of Dost Muhammad. His succession was opposed by other members of his family, notably his brothers.
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, and was forced into exile in 1869. He was, however, recognized by the British as emir in 1880, and he supported British interests as, for example, against Russia.
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Abdur Rahman Khan, nicknamed The Iron Amir, ruled by torture and killing from 1880-1901, even forcing rivals to eat each other.
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