Dilshād Khātūn
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Dilshād Khātūn, one of the most famous women of the end of Īlkhānid and beginning of Jalāyirid rule. Dilshād Khātūn was a patroness of the arts and learning and the wife of the Īlkhān Abū Saʿīd Bahādur Khān (q.v., r. 716–736/1316–1335). She was the eldest daughter of the Chūpānid Dimashq Khwājah and Tūrsīn Khātūn, the grandaughter of the Īlkhānid Aḥmad Tagūdār (Shabānkāraʾī, 282; Ḥāfiẓ Abrū, 183, Quṭbī Aharī, 184; Melville, 255). Little is known about her life before her marriage to Sultan Abū Saʿīd in 733/1333, except that she was brought up b…

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Ahmad Aryannia, “Dilshād Khātūn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036107>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110

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