Padishah

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Padishah

 

the title of the monarch in several countries of the Middle East. First used in ancient Iran, the term was used for the ruler (sultan) of the Ottoman Empire beginning in the 15th century and was preserved in Turkey until the abolition of the sultanate in 1922. In Afghanistan the title was used from 1926 until the abolition of the monarchy in July 1973.

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