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ʿAbd al-Laṭīf
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ʿAbd al-Laṭīf, Tīmūrid ruler (d. Rabīʿ I 854/May 1450), was the son of Ulugh Beg and, briefly, the ruler of Samarqand and Transoxania. Although there is no precise information about the date of his birth, Faṣīḥ Khwāfī (3/281) indicates that he was a child in Shawwāl 840/May 1437 (cf. Bartol'd, 141, where the date 830/1427 is given). ʿAbd al-Laṭīf's name is first mentioned in association with the solemn reception of the Egyptian embassy, held at the court in Herat in 843/end of 1439 (Bartol'd, 141). As a child, he was much liked by…

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Zarrinkoub, Ruzbeh and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd al-Laṭīf”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0058>
First published online: 2015

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