Bāysunghur b. Shāh Rukh, Ghiyāth al-Dīn
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Ghiyāth al-Dīn Bāysunghur Mīrzā b. Shāh Rukh (799–837/1397–1433) was a Tīmūrid prince famous for his cultural patronage. He was born on 21 Dhū l-Ḥijja 799/15 September 1397 to Shāh Rukh and his powerful wife Gawharshād. As a younger son, he was probably raised at his parents’ court, and they seem to have favoured him for succession. Like his brothers, Bāysunghur held military and administrative responsibilities from a young age. In early 818/1415 he was given the governorship and income of Astarābād and western Khurāsān, and in 819/1416–17 Shāh Rukh appointed him to supervise the dīwān-i…

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Manz, Beatrice Forbes, “Bāysunghur b. Shāh Rukh, Ghiyāth al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23712>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004209831, 2011, 2011-4

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