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Sām Mīrzā
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, Abū Naṣr, Persian poet and biographer of poets, with the poetical name Sāmī (923-74/1517-66), known for his tad̲h̲kira of contemporary poets, the Tuḥfa-yi Sāmī . He was the third son of S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīl I [q.v.].

1. Biography.

S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīl (906-31/1501-24) and his eldest son and successor Ṭahmāsp I (931-84/1524-76) followed the practice of preparing the princes of the ruling family, already at an early age, for the direction of state affairs by appointing them to the post of governor under the guidance of an experienced amīr of the Ḳi̊zi̊l Bas̲h̲ ( lala ) (see Röhrborn, Provinzen , 38-9)…

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Reinert, B., “Sām Mīrzā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0990>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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