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Sultan Husayn, Shah of Persia
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Sulṭān Ḥusayn, Shah of Persia

Date of Birth: 1668

Place of Birth: Isfahan

Date of Death: 9 September 1727

Place of Death: Isfahan


Sulṭān Ḥusayn, the eldest son of Shah Sulaymān (r. 1666-94), was born in early 1668. Like his father before him, he was brought up in the royal harem where he is said to have done little more than read the Qur’an under the tutelage of Mīr Muḥammad Bāqir Khātūnābādī, the cleric who would later become his chaplain (mullābā…

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Matthee, Rudolph, “Sultan Husayn, Shah of Persia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>

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