Ṭahmāsp I
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, second ruler of Persia of the Safawī dynasty, eldest son of S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīl I born in 919 (1514); he ascended the throne at the age of ten years (930 = 1524) and was of course the plaything of the Ḳi̊zi̊lbash chiefs. He defeated the Uzbegs in 934 (1527) near Turbet-i S̲h̲aik̲h̲ Ḏj̲am. Summoned to Bag̲h̲dād by the rebellion of Ḏh̲u ’l-Faḳār of the Kurd tribe of the Mūṣlū, who was supported by the Kalhur Kurds and claimed to be under Turkish suzerainty (936 = 1530), he found him murdered by his b…

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Huart, Cl., “Ṭahmāsp I”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_COM_0196>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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