Safavid Empire (1501-1740) . Empire of the Persians. Modern day Iran. Population = 68+ million people 51% Persian 89% Shia Muslim. Predominant language = Farsi. Map of Safavid Empire. Ottomans and Safavids duke-it-out in the middle east for 250 years!. Safavids in the 18 th century.
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Empire of the Persians
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Sultan Selim I also took Ismā'il's favorite wife hostage, demanding huge concessions for her release. Ismā'il refused to cede to the Ottoman demands, and is said to have died of a broken heart in 1524 at the early age of thirty-six, never having seen his beloved spouse again.
Agha Bozorg Mosque, 1700’s
Cruel warrior, tolerant