Safavid empire

Safavid Empire

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  • Period: Jan 1, 1483 to Jan 1, 1500

    Safi al-Din

    Safi al-Din was the founder of the Safavid Empire. The Safavid Empire was named after him. He died in 1524
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Safavids convert to Shi'ism

    Safavids convert to Shi'ism
    Safavids align themselves with the Shi'ism branch of Islam.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1501 to Jan 1, 1524


    Saffavid ruler who came to power at the age of fourteen. Despite his age, he proved to be a compitent leader and by the age of 16, he had conquered modern-day Iran. He was the first ruler to declare hiself ruler or shah. Later on in his reign, Isma'il became a religious tyrant, killing all citizens who refused to convert to Shi'ism. He destroyed the Sunni population of Baghdad in his confrontation with the Ottoman Turks. He also fought against Selim the Grim in the battle of Chaldiran.
  • Jan 1, 1514

    Battle of Chaldrian

    Battle of Chaldrian
    Battle of Chaldrian takes place. Selim the Grim (Ottoman Turks) and Isma'il fight over religion.
  • Jan 1, 1524

    Death of Safi al-Din

    Death of Safi al-Din
    Safi al-Din, founder of the Safavids, dies
  • Period: Dec 31, 1524 to Jan 1, 1576


    Isma'il's son who expanded the Safavid empire up to the Caucasus Mountains northeast of Turkey. He brough Christians under Safavid rule and laid the groundwork for the Golden age of the Safavid Empire.
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    Shah Abbas

    Shah Abbas created the Safavid culture that drew from the best of the Ottoman, Persian, and Arab worlds. He reformed the Safavid military, limiting the power of the redheads and creating two new armies loyal only to him. Abbas also reformed the Safavid government, severly punishong corruption and promoting only the loyal and compitent officials. Abbas also created relations with Europe. He also rebuild and beutified the capital city of Isfahan.
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    Abbas pampered, spoiled, and incompitant prince who lead the Safavids to their decline.
  • Fall of eastern Safavid empire

    Fall of eastern Safavid empire
    Tribal armies from Afghanistan take over estern portions of Safavid realm.
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    Nadir Shah Afshar

    Nadir Shah Afshar was a cruel, but effecient ruler of the saffavid Empire. He reconquerored all the way to India and created a new Persia. He was asassined by his own troops because of his cruelity. The Saffavid Empire died with him.
  • Nadir Shah killed

    Nadir Shah killed
    Nadir Shah, a cruel leader was asassined by his own troops. The Safavid Empire died with him.