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ʿAbbās II
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ʿAbbās II (Shāh), the great-grandson of Shāh ʿAbbās the Great and the seventh monarch of the Ṣafawid dynasty (r. 1052–1077/1642–1666).

He was the eldest son of Shāh Ṣafī I. His mother, Ānā Khānum, was according to some sources a Circassian (Chardin, 7/314; Falsafī, 146) and to others a Georgian princess (Tavernier, 148–149). He was known as Sām Mīrzā (Shāmlū, 1/264) or Sulṭān Muḥammad Mīrzā (Wālih, 153; Roemer, 339) before he became king. The sources disagree over the date of his birth (Waḥīd, 12; Shāmlū, 1/214), b…

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Rahimlu, Yusof and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbbās II”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0010>
First published online: 2015

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