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ʿAbbās II, Shah of Persia
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Date of Birth: 19 November 1633

Place of Birth: Isfahan

Date of Death: 25 September 1666

Place of Death: Ashraf (Mazandaran)

Biography

Born in 1633, Shah ʿAbbās II, the son of Shah Ṣafī (r. 1629-42), was barely nine years old when he ascended the Safavid throne in 1642. In the first years of his reign, the court was dominated by a cabal consisting of his mother, Annā Khānūm, grand vizier Mīrzā Muḥammad ‘Sārū Taqī, and the qurchībāshī, head of the triba…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “ʿAbbās II, Shah of Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_30264>



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