PERSIA

The Safawi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Ismail Shah I, Shahanshah of Persia. b. 17th July 1487, third and youngest son of ‘Abu’l Wilayat Sultan Haidar Safawi, Grand Master of the Safawi Order, by his wife, Alam Shah Begum [Halima Begi Agha], daughter of Sultan ‘Abu’l Nasir Hasan Khan [Uzun Hasan], Khan of the Aq Quyunlu, by his wife, Princess Catherine [Despina Khatun], second daughter of H.M. Emperor Ioannis IV [Kaloyan] Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond. Imprisoned with his brother and mother at Isfahan 1489-1493, nominated Grand Master of the Safawi Order 1494, and took refuge in Lahijan 1494-1499, conquered Shirvan 1500 and defeated the Aq Quyunlu, 1501. His Empire extended from Baghdad in the West to Herat in the East. Proclaimed as Shahanshah at Tabriz, July 1501. Crowned there, 12th March 1502. Established Shi’ism as the state religion. m. (first) Tajlu Begum (d. at Istakhr-i-Fars, near Persepolis, before 7th May 1540 o.s.), daughter of Abdi Beg Shamlu. m. (second) after 1507, Shah-Begi Khanum (d. at Shiraz, 1540; bur. Ardibil), daughter of Mahmud Beg Bektash Musullu, of the Aq Quyunlu. m. (third)  Khan-Begi Khanum (d. after 1547), a kinswoman of Sufi Khalil Beg Musullu. m. (fourth) (div.) Bihruza Khanum (m. second, 1514, Takizada Ja’afar Shalabi), daughter of Hulefa, Governor of Baghdad. m. (fifth) at Tabriz, 4th November 1523 (or 1st March 1524 o.s.), a daughter of Shaikh Shah Sultan Ibrahim bin Farrukh Yasar, Governor of Shirvan. He d. at Manqutai, near Sarab, 23rd May 1525 (bur. Ardibil), having had issue, five sons and seven daughters:Copyright© Christopher Buyers
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