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Abū al-Ghāzī Bahādur Khān
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Abū al-Ghāzī Bahādur Khān, was the son of ʿArab Muḥammad Khān b. Ḥājj Muḥammad Khān or Ḥājim Khān (1014–Ramaḍān 1074/1605–March 1664), a historian and one of the rulers of the Uzbek Shaybānid dynasty in Khwārazm. The sole reliable source on his life is a book called Shajara-yi Turk of which he himself is the author. He was born in Urgench and died in Khīwa (Abū al-Ghazī, 291, 334; see below). His father thought the victory over the invading Russian Cossacks in Urgench forty days after his birth was a good omen, and therefore named him Abū al…

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Dianat, Ali Akbar and Translated by Farhoud Bernjian, “Abū al-Ghāzī Bahādur Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0138>
First published online: 2015

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