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Abū Saʿīd Bahādur Khān
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Abū Saʿīd Bahādur Khān (r. 717–36/1318–35) was the ninth ruler of the Īlkhānate, which dominated Iran, Iraq, Anatolia, and the Caucasus between 656/1258 and 736/1335. He was born in 704/1305, the third son of the Īlkhān Uljaytū Khudābandah (r. 703–16/1304–16), and was raised in the ordu (royal court) until 713/1313–4, when he was sent to govern Khurāsān in the company of his atābak (atabeg), Sevinj Aqa, who oversaw the administration of the province on his behalf (Qazvīnī, 609). Uljaytū died in 716/1316, leaving Abū Saʿīd as the sole heir. He was summoned t…

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Hope, Michael, “Abū Saʿīd Bahādur Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30826>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356641, 2018, 2018-3

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