ʿUmar-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Mīrzā
(458 words)

, the name of two Tīmūrid princes.

1. ʿUmar-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Mīrzā I, usually given as the eldest son of Amīr Tīmūr and said to have been born in 1354. He receives scattered notices in the histories of Tīmūr, such as S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿAlī Yazdī’s Ẓafar-nāma , for a good showing in battle in Turkistan and at the Battle of Ḳundurča.

In 795/1393 he was appointed governor of S̲h̲īrāz. He was killed at Ḵh̲urmātū in Kurdistān in Rabīʿ I 796/January 1394. First buried in S̲h̲īrāz, his body was later taken to Kis̲h̲ (S̲h̲ahr-i sabz) for interment. Among his sons who played prominent roles in…

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Thackston, W.M., “ʿUmar-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7713>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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