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Sulaymān, Shah of Persia
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Date of Birth: February or March 1648

Place of Birth: Isfahan

Date of Death: 29 July 1694

Place of Death: Isfahan


Shah Sulaymān (Ṣafī II), whose given name was Sām Mīrzā, was born in early 1648 to a Circassian slave woman, the oldest son of Shah ʿAbbās II. Until his accession, he grew up secluded in the royal harem, surrounded by and cared for by eunuchs and palace women.

Sām Mīrzā was initially enthroned as Shah Ṣafī II on 1 October 166…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “Sulaymān, Shah of Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

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