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Ismāʿīl II
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, born 940/1533-4 (this is conjectured from the available evidence; 110 chronicle gives his date of birth), died 13 Ramaḍān 985/24 November 1577, second son of S̲h̲āh Ṭahmāsp [q.v.], shah of Persia (984-5/1576-7) of the Ṣafawid dynasty.

After the rebellion of his uncle Alḳāṣ [q.v.], Ismāʿīl was appointed governor of S̲h̲īrwān (954/1547), and conducted several successful campaigns against the Ottomans in the Caucasus and eastern Anatolia. In 962/1555 he married a daughter of the marriage between a sister of Ṭahmāsp and S̲h̲āh Niʿmat Allāh Walī [q.v.]. The following year, in S̲h̲a…

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Savory, R.M., “Ismāʿīl II”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3646>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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