Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ al-Dīn, son of S̲h̲āh Ruk̲h̲ and grandson of Tīmūr was appointed by his father in 820 (1417) to the office of chief judge at the court; in 823 (1420) on the death of Ḳara-Yūsuf, he took possession ot Tabrīz and was appointed governor of Astarābād in Ṣafar 835 (October 1431), but he never ascended the throne; the astrologers having predicted to him that he would not live more than forty years, he gave himself up to dissipation and died at Herāt on Saturday, 7th Ḏj̲umāda I 837 (19th December 1433) at the age of thirty six. He was buried in the Mausoleum of Princess Gawha…

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Huart, Cl., “Bāisong̲h̲or”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1211>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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