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Qāḍī Jahān
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Sayyid Qāḍī Jahān Sayfī Ḥusaynī Qazvīnī

Date of Birth: 1483

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 1552-53

Place of Death: Qazvīn


Qādī Jahān came from a family of clerics in Qazvīn, Persia, where his father was a judge. He came to court during the reign of the first Safavid shah, Ismāʿīl (r. 1501-24), and served Ismāʿīl’s son and successor, Ṭahmāsp (r. 1524-76) as vizier but, being a support…

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Newman, Andrew, “Qāḍī Jahān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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