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Ṣafī, Shah of Persia
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Date of Birth: 1610 or 1611

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 12 May 1642

Place of Death: Qazvin


Shah Ṣafī, whose given name was Sām Mīrzā, was born in 1610 or 1611, the son of Muḥammad Bāqir Mīrzā, Shah ʿAbbās I’s eldest son, and Dilārām Khānum, his Georgian wife. Since his father had been killed in 1615 on the orders of Shah ʿAbbās, Sām Mīrzā grew up in the secluded environment of t…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “Ṣafī, Shah of Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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