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Josiah Harlan in his Afghan robes
|Born||12 June 1799
Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
|Died||October 1871 (aged 72)
San Francisco, United States
|Occupation||American adventurer, best known for traveling to Afghanistan and Punjab with the intention of making himself a king|
|Children||Sarah Victoria Harlan|
|Relatives||Richard Harlan (brother)
Scott Reiniger (great-great-great-grandson)
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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