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Josiah Harlan

Born: Jun 12, 1799

Birthplace: Newlin Township

Nationality: United Kingdom

Josiah Harlan

Date of Birth : Jun 12, 1799
Birth Place : Newlin Township

Josiah Harlan, Prince of Ghor 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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