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Abū Saʿīd b. Muḥammad b. Mīrāns̲h̲āh b. Tīmūr
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, Tīmūrid sultan. In 853/1449, at the age of twenty-five, Abū Saʿīd, taking advantage of the desperate situation of Ulug̲h̲ Beg, at whose court he lived; tried his fortune in Transoxiana. A siege of Samarḳand (1449), then a rising at Būk̲h̲ārā (May 1450) both ended in failure. Not long afterwards he seized Yasi̊ (Turkistān), and held it against the troops of ʿAbd Allāh b. Ibrāhīm Sulṭān b. S̲h̲āhrūk̲h̲. In Ḏj̲umādā I 855/June 1451 he drove the latter out of Samarḳand with the help of the Özbeg k…

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Aubin, J., “Abū Saʿīd b. Muḥammad b. Mīrāns̲h̲āh b. Tīmūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0011>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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