The following is a timetable of rulers and dynasties that ruled over Iran. I have tried to name all rulers of Iran from the period of the Medes to the present. The dates mentioned are the period that the person in question ruled over (some part of ) Iran. Therefore you will also find different persons during the same time period. They probably ruled over different parts or were rival pretenders to the throne.


  1. Encyclopaedia Brittanica
  2. The Wordsworth Handbook of Kings and Queens, John E. Morby
and -->Thomas Rochford glossary of Iran's history.
and some pages from the Encyclopedia Briattanica

Rulers and Dynasties:


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Created by Kees van 't Hoff©.

Last update: Nov 11, 1998.

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