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Ḥasan Shāmlū
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Ḥasan Shāmlū, nastaʿlīq calligrapher, poet, commander-in-chief (Ar. amīr al-umarā; Turkish: beglerbegi, ‘beg of begs’) of all Khurāsān, and the governor (ḥākim) of Herat from 1027/1618 to his death ca. 1050/1640 (date determined below). He was of the Shāmlū tribal chieftains of the ʿAbdallū clan. His ancestors had held military and administrative positions in the Ṣafawid government (r. 907–1179/1501–1765) (Iskandar Beg, Tārīkh, 2(2)/1084; Naṣrābādī, 20; Ādhar, 13). His father, Ḥusayn Khān Shāmlū (not to be confused with th…

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Reza Afsari, Hamid and Translated by Jaimee Comstock-Skipp, “Ḥasan Shāmlū”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_051778>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 20230913



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