Nakihat Khanum

Nakihat Khanum was the first wife of the Safavid king (shah) Abbas II (r. 1642–1666).

She was of Circassian origin. Originally a (slave) concubine, she was the mother of Abbas II's successor, king Suleiman I (r. 1666–1694).[1][2][3]

Alike other females of the royal court, Nakihat bequeathed property to the Shia shrines in Iraq, which were "formally" under Ottoman control since the Treaty of Zuhab (1639).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthee 2012, p. 56.
  2. ^ Newman 2008, pp. 55, 93, 100.
  3. ^ Bierbrier 1998, pp. 66, 73.
  4. ^ Newman 2008, p. 100.

SourcesEdit

  • Bierbrier, Morris (1998). "The Descendants of Theodora Comnena of Trebizond". The Genealogist. 12 (1).
  • Matthee, Rudi (2012). Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1845117450.
  • Matthee, Rudi (2015). "SOLAYMĀN I". Encyclopaedia Iranica.
  • Newman, Andrew J. (2008). Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-0857716613.