The Iranian History 794 AD


Arab Caliph Appoints Iranian Vezir

Dec, 9, 794 AD

Taarikhaane was one of first Sassanid firealtars turning into mosqueHarunolrashid, the Abbasi caliph appointed Yahya Barmaki as his Vezir. Knowing the complexities of ruling over a vast empire, Harunolrashid decided to employ an Iranian who was famous for his honesty, and having characteristics of a good manager to take care of affairs of the empire. Although it was not uncommon to employ locals, Barmaki's appointment as Vezir soon caused problems.
Eight years later, Harunolrashid who was a despot became afraid of Barmaki family's gaining power day by day and ordered execution of Jafar Barmaki who had married Harunolrashid's sister Abbaseh. Yahya was also imprisoned and all his family members were killed. Yahya was starved to death in prison in 805. (Updated: Feb, 13, 2009)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Yahya Barmaki : يحيي برمکي
  • Barmaki : برمکي(Barmakid, Barmecide)
  • Iranian : ايراني‌ اهل‌ ايران‌ ، وابسته‌به‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Abbasi : عباسي( Abbasid) Media_Files
  • Vezir : وزير(Vizier, Vezier, vizir, wazir) Media_Files
  • Arab : عرب

Latest Additions to Iranian History Chronicle: