Josiah Harlan, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Josiah Harlan

American mercenary

Date of Birth: 12-Jun-1799

Place of Birth: Newlin Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 01-Jan-1871

Profession: military personnel

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Josiah Harlan

  • Josiah Harlan, Prince of Ghor (12 June 1799 - October 1871) was an American adventurer, best known for travelling to Afghanistan and Punjab with the intention of making himself a king.
  • While there, he became involved in local politics and factional military actions, eventually winning the title Prince of Ghor in perpetuity for himself and his descendants in exchange for military aid.
  • Rudyard Kipling's short story The Man Who Would Be King is believed to be partly based on Harlan.

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