PERSIA

The Safawi Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1588 - 1629 H.M. Zillu’llah Amir al-Mu’minin Haidar ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Shah ‘Abbas al-Husaini al-Musavi al-Safawi Bahadur Khan [Shah ‘Abbas The Great], Shahanshah of Persia. b. at Herat, 27th January 1571, third won of H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Sultan Muhammad Khuda Banda Shah bin Shah Tahmasp al-Safavi al-Husayni al-Musavi Bahadur Khan, Shahanshah of Persia, by his second wife, H.M. The Mahd-i-Aliya Nawab-i-Sipihr Istibah Bilqis uz-Zamani Khair un-nisa Begum, educ. privately. Succeeded on the abdication of his father, 9th September 1588. Crowned 1st October 1588. The most outstanding ruler of his house, conqueror, diplomatist and patron of the arts. Sent the first Ambassador to the Court of St James in the person of Sir Robert Sherley, 1624. m. (first) at Qazvin, November 1587, H.M. the the Mahd-i-Aliya, daughter of Shahzada Sultan Mustafa Mirza. m. (second) at Qazvin, November 1587, H.H. Princess (Shahzadi ‘Alamiyan) Oglan Pasha Khanum, widow of his elder brother, H.H. Shahzada Sultan Hamza Mirza, Vali Ahad, and daughter of Shahzada Sultan Husain Mirza. m. (third) at Qazvin, October/November 1591, a widow of his elder brother, H.H. Shahzada Sultan Hamza Mirza, Vali Ahad, and daughter of Muhammad Khan ‘Abbasi, Governor of Luristan. m. (fourth) June/July 1597, Fakhr-i-Jahan Begum, daughter of H.M. Bagrat VII, King of Kartli, by his wife, Queen Ana, second daughter of H.M. Aleksandri II, King of Kakheti. m. (fifth) at Isfahan, 1st September 1602, Yakshan Begum (b. at Gilan, 1586), daughter of H.E. Khan Ahmad Khan, sometime Governor of Gilan, by his wife, Princess Mariam Sultan Begum [Mirza Begum], daughter of H.M. Sahib-i-Qiran, Sultan bar Salatin, ‘Abu’l Muzaffar ‘Abu’l Fath Sultan Shah Tahmasp bin Shah Ismail al-Safavi al-Husayni al-Musavi Bahadur Khan, Shahanshah of Persia. m. (sixth) at Gokca Deniz, 20th September 1604 (div. ca. 1614), H.H. Princess Marta, daughter of H.M. Davit II, King of Kakheti, by his wife, H.M. Queen St Kethavan, daughter of Prince Archotone Bagrationi, of Mukhrani. m. (seventh) 1607, a daughter of Rustam Khan Daghistani. m. (eighth) 1607, a daughter of Masum Khan, sometime Governor of Tabarsaran. m. (ninth) after September 1605 (div. ca. 1614) Peri Lala Fatima Sultan Begum, née H.H. Princess Tinatina (m. second, Paykhar Khan, Governor of Kakheti), daughter of H.M. Giorgi X, King of Kartli, by his wife, H.M. Queen Mariami, daughter Giorgi Dadiani, Prince of Salipartiano [Giorgi Lipartian]. m. (tenth) at Gavdol, 6th July 1610, a daughter of Shaikh Haidar Mokri, Governor of Maraghah. He d. at Ashraf, 31st October 1628, having had issue, six sons and six daughters:
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1629 - 1642 H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Shah Safi I bin Fayzi Mirza al-Husaini al-Musavi al-Safawi Bahadur Khan, Shahanshah of Persia. b. 1611, as Shahzada ‘Abu’l Nasir Sam Mirza, eldest son of Shahzada Sultan Muhammad Baqir Fayzi Mirza ibn ‘Abbas al-Husaini al-Musavi al-Safawi Bahadur Khan, by his wife, Dil Aram Khanum, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 1st November 1628. Crowned at Isfahan, 29th January 1629. m. (a) ca. 1634, a daughter of H.H. Mamuka [Manuchir] I Dadiani, Eristav Eristavi of Mingrelia, by his wife, H.H. Princess Thamar. m. (b) 1637, H.H. Princess Tinatina, younger daughter of H.M. Taimuraz I [Taimuraz Khan], King of Kartli and Kakheti, by his second wife, H.M. Queen Khoreshan-Darejan, daughter of H.M. Giorgi X, King of Kartli. m. (c) a daughter of Bika, a Circassian. m. (d) a daughter of Urgurlu Beg, his former slave. m. (e) Ana Khanum (d. 9th September 1647), a Circassian lady, possibly the same as one of the above. m. (f) a daughter of a Turkish or Persian court official from Nakhichivan. He d. from drink, at Kashan, 12th May 1642, having had issue, six sons and two daughters:Copyright© Christopher BuyersCopyright© C J Buyers
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1642 - 1666 H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Shah ‘Abbas II bin Shah Safi al-Safawi al-Husaini al-Musavi Bahadur Khan, Sahib-i-Qiran, Shahanshah of Persia. b. at Isfahan (or Qazvin), 17th January 1633, as Shahzada Sultan Muhammad Mirza, second son of H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Shah Safi I bin Fayzi Mirza al-Husaini al-Musavi al-Safawi Bahadur Khan, Shahanshah of Persia, by his Circassian wife, Ana Khanum, educ. privately. Proclaimed on the death of his father, 12th May 1642. Crowned at Kashan, 16th May 1642. m. several wives, including (a) Naqiyat Khanum, a Circassian lady. m. (b) Nur un-nisa Khanum, a Georgian lady. m. (c) 1660, H.H. Princess Anouka (m. second, 1668 (div. 1695), Shah Verdi Khan of Luristan, and d. 1697), daughter of H.M. Vakhtang V [Shah Nawaz Khan II], King of Kartli, by his first wife, H.M. Queen Rwadam, daughter of Prince Qaphlan Baratashvili-Orbeliani. He d. ar Khusravabad, Damghan, 26th October 1666 (bur. Qum), having had issue, three sons and two daughters.
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1666 - 1694 H.M. Zillu’llah ‘Abu’l Muzaffar ‘Abu’l Mansur Shah Sulaiman bin Shah ‘Abbas II al-Safawi al-Husaini al-Musavi Bahadur Khan, Shahanshah of Persia. b. 1647, eldest son of H.M. ‘Abu’l Muzaffar Shah ‘Abbas II bin Shah Safi al-Safawi al-Husaini al-Musavi Bahadur Khan, Sahib-i-Qiran, Shahanshah of Persia, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 25th September 1666. Crowned at Isfahan for the first time as Safi II, 2nd October 1666. Crowned at Isfahan for the second time, under the name of Sulaiman, 20th March 1668. Lived the life of a recluse, shutting himself up in his harem for seven years. m. several wives, including (a) Elena, daughter of the Atabegi of Samtzkhé, in Georgia. He d. at Isfahan, 29th July 1694 (bur. Qum), having had issue, seven sons and four daughters:
  • 1) Prince (Shahzada) Sultan Husain Mirza, who succeeded as H.M. Al-Sultan al-‘Adil al-Kamil al-Hadi al-Wathiq ‘Abu’l Muzaffar al-Sultan bar al-Sultan Shah Sultan Husain Padshah Khan bin Shah Sulaiman al-Husaini al-Musavi al-Safawi Bahadur Khan, Sahib-i-Qiran, Shahanshah of Persia – see below.
  • 2) Shahzada ‘Abbas Mirza. b. 1671, educ. privately. Involved in several plots to seize the throne. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 3) Shahzada Murtaza Mirza. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 4) Shahzada Mustafa Mirza. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 5) Shahzada Sultan Hamza Mirza. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 6) Shahzada Sultan Ibrahim Mirza. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 7) Shahzada Ahmad Mirza. He was k. with his brothers on the orders of Mahmud Shah, at Isfahan, 8th February 1725 (bur. Qum).
  • 1) Princess (Shahzadi ‘Alamiyan) Shahbanu Begum. m. at Isfahan, 5th April 1713, as his first wife, Sayyid Mirza Muhammad Daud al-Husaini al-Marashi (b. at Isfahan, 25th January 1655; there, before 27th December 1715), Mutawali of the Shrine of the Imam Reza at Mashhad, eldest son of Sayyid ‘Abdu’llah al-Husaini al-Marashi, by his wife Princess ‘Izz-i-Sharaf, daughter of H.M. Simon II, King of Kartli. She d. at Isfahan, 13th December 1738, having had issue, two sons:
    • a) Sayyid ‘Abu’l Qasim Mirza al-Husaini al-Marashi. He had issue two sons:
      • i) Sayyid Mirza Ahmad, who succeeded as H.M. Shah Ahmad I, Shahanshah of Persia – see below.
      • ii) Sayyid Mirza ‘Abdu’l Aimra. He was k. with his brother, August 1728.
    • b) Sayyid Sultan Muhammad Mirza Safawi, who succeeded as H.M. Shah Sulaiman II, Shahanshah of Persia – see below.
  • 2) Another daughter, who had issue, a son:
    • a) Latif Khan. He d. after, 1724.Copyright© Christopher BuyersCopyright© Christopher Buyers
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