Capture of Ormuz (1507)
The Capture of Ormuz in 1507 occurred when the Portuguese Afonso de Albuquerque attacked Hormuz Island to establish the Castle of Ormuz. This conquest gave the Portuguese full control of the trade bet...
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Kayumarth III
Kayumarth III (Persian: کیومرث‎), was the fifth ruler of the Paduspanid branch of Kojur. He was the son and successor of Ka'us III.
During the reign of Kayumarth's father, Ka'us III, the lat...
Peace of Amasya
The Peace of Amasya (Persian:پیمان آماسیه) was a treaty agreed to on May 29, 1555 between Shah Tahmasp of Safavid Iran and Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire at the city of Amasya, ...
Farrukh Beg
Farrukh Beg (ca. 1545 – ca. 1615) was a Persian born Mughal painter who served in the court of Mirza Muhammad Hakim before working directly for Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was greatly influenced by Persi...
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Qadi Mir Husayn al-Maybudi
Qadi Mir Husayn al-Maybudi or al-Yazdi (also spelled Maibudi, Maybodi, Maibodi) also known as Kamal al-Din Husayn, son of Mu‘in al-Din is a famous Iranian Muslim philosopher. He was a disciple of Jala...
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Shaikh Asiri Lahiji
Shaikh Asiri Lahiji (Persian: شیخ اسیری لاھیجی) (birth:1506) (full-name: Shamsuddin Muhammad bin Yahya Bin Ali Lahiji Nrbakshi) was a well-known Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic of Noorbakshi...
Gasim Mirza
Gasim Mirza was the self-declared Shah of Shirvan after the death of Gurban Ali.
He was a member of the Shirvanshahs. He escaped to Ottoman Empire via Dagestan-Taman-Kaffa route. He participated i...
Iskandar Beg Munshi
Iskandar Beg Munshi (ca. 1560 - ca. 1632) — was a Safavid historian, the court historian of the Safavid emperor Shah Abbas I. Iskandar Beg began as an accountant in the bureaucracy, but later became...
Abd al-Samad
'Abd al-Samad (meaning "Slave of the Eternal") or Khwaja Abdus Samad was a 16th-century painter of Persian miniatures who moved to India and became one of the founding masters of the Mughal miniature ...
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Mulla Sadra
Ṣadr ad-Dīn Muḥammad Shīrāzī, also called Mulla Sadrā (Persian: ملا صدرا‎; also spelt Molla Sadra, Mollasadra or Sadr-ol-Mote'allehin; Arabic: صدرالمتألهین‎) (c. 1571/2 – 1640), was th...
Mir Fendereski
Mir Fendereski (Persian: میرفِنِدِرِسکی)‎ (1562–1640) was a renowned Iranian philosopher, poet and mystic of the Safavid era. His full name is given as Sayyed Mir Abulqasim Astarabadi (Pe...
Muhammad Khwandamir
Ghiyāś ad-Dīn Muḥammad Khwāndamīr, Khvandamir, or Khondamir or Hondemir (Persian: غياث الدين محمد خواندامير‎) (1475–1534) was a Persian Islamic scholar born in Herat, in 880 AH or 1475 CE, a gra...
Hakim-e-Gilani
Hakim Ali ibn Kamal al-Din Muhammad Gilani (Persian: حكيم علی بن كمال الدين محمد الگيلانی‎) was a 16th-century Persian royal physician from Gilan, Iran. He came from Persia to the Mughal court o...
Farrukh Yassar II
Farrukh Yassar II was the 42nd shah of Shirvan.
Not much known about his reign; even his existence wasn't known until discovery of 906 silver Shirvanshah coins in 1934, Salyan. But it was known th...
Farrukh Yassar
Farrukh Yassar was Shirvanshah of Shirvan (1465–1500).
He averted strategy of his ancestor's - alliance with Timurids, instead he moved towards Uzun Hasan. He married his daughter to Uzun Hasan's ...
Ka'us III
Ka'us III (Persian: کاووس‎), was the fourth ruler of the Paduspanid branch of Kojur. He was the son and successor of Ashraf ibn Taj al-Dawla.
During his reign, relations with the Kia'id Khan...
Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād
Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād (c. 1450 – c. 1535), also known as Kamal al-din Bihzad or Kamaleddin Behzad (Persian: کمال‌الدین بهزاد‎), was a Persian painter and head of the royal ateliers in Herat and Ta...
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Habsburg–Persian alliance
A Habsburg–Persian alliance was attempted and to a certain extent achieved in the 16th century between the Habsburg Empire and the Persian Empire in their common conflict against the Ottoman Empire.
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Don Juan of Persia
Uruch Beg, later known by his baptized name of Don Juan (1560–1604) was a late 16th and early 17th century Iranian figure in Iran and Spain. He is also known as Faisal Nazary. A native of Iran, ...
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Ismail I
Ismail I, (July 17, 1487 – May 23, 1524), known in Persian as Shāh Ismāʿil, (Persian: شاه اسماعیل‎; full name: Abū l-Muzaffar bin Haydar as-Safavī), was Shah of Iran (1501) and the founder of t...
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Capture of Baghdad (1534)
The 1534 capture of Baghdad by Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire from the Safavid dynasty under Tahmasp I was part the Ottoman–Safavid War of 1532 to 1555, itself part a series of Ottoman...
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Badriddin Hilali
Badriddin Hilali, (Persian: بدرالدین هلالی‎) (b. Astarabad, ca. 874/1470; d. Herat, 936/1529) was a Persian poet. In Herat, he was a member of the literary circle of Sultan Husayn-e Bayqara and ...
Shahrukh of Shirvan
Shahrukh - 43rd shah of Shirvan. He is last known Shirvanshah.
He was invited by local nobility after death of Khalilullah II to throne. His reign saw rebellion of "Fake Sultan Muhammad" who claim...
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Abu Bakr Mirza
Abu Bakr Mirza - was self-declared Shah of Shirvan after downfall of Kavus Mirza.
He was member Shirvanshahs, he was son of Burhan Ali In 1550 he was taken to Dagestan by loyal noblemen. He lived...
Vahshi Bafqi
Kamal al-din (or Shams al-Din Mohammad) known by his pen name Vahshi Bafghi (Persian: وحشی بافقی; born 1532 - died 1583) was a Persian poet of the Safavid period. Vahshi was born in the agricultural...
Ibrahim Mirza
Prince Ibrahim Mirza, Solṭān Ebrāhīm Mīrzā, in full Abu'l Fat'h Sultan Ibrahim Mirza (April 1540 – 23 February 1577) was a Persian prince of the Safavid dynasty, who was a favourite of his uncle and ...
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Bahram Beg (Shirvanshah)
Bahram Beg - 37th Shirvanshah, succeeded his father in 1500 but died unexpectedly next year. Not much is known about his reign.
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