ʿAbbās I
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ʿAbbās I (Shāh), styled ‘the Great’, the fifth reigning monarch of the Ṣafawid dynasty (r. Dhū al-Qaʿda 996–Jumādā I 1038/September 1587–January 1628), a son of Shāh Muḥammad Khudā-Bandah and grandson of Shāh Ṭahmāsb I.

ʿAbbās Mīrzā, the future king, who was the third son of Shāh Muḥammad Khudā-Bandah by his wife Khayr al-Nisāʾ Begum, was born on the first night of Ramaḍān 978/27 January 1571 in Herat. His mother was the daughter of Mīr ʿAbd Allāh Khān, the governor of Māzandarān (ascribed to Mīr Qawām al-Dīn Marʿashī), and he w…

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Yusof Rahimlu, “ʿAbbās I”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0009>
First published online: 2015



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