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ʿAbbās I, Shah of Persia
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Date of Birth: 27 January 1571

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 19 January 1629

Place of Death: Ashraf, Mazandaran


Shah ʿAbbās I (r. 1587-1629), the fifth ruler of the Safavid dynasty (1501-1722), came to power at a time when tribal factionalism was tearing at the fabric of the state and foreign invaders had greatly reduced Iran’s territory. In his 40-odd-year reign, he managed to ret…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “ʿAbbās I, Shah of Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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