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Scene from the Baysonghor Shahnameh

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December 31, 1429
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Shahrukh Mirza 1405–1447

Scene from the Baysonghor Shahnameh

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Scene from the Baysonghor Shahnameh, a Shahnameh commissioned by Baysunghur, 1430 Ghiyath ud-din Baysunghur, commonly known as Baysonqor or Baysongor, Baysonghor or (incorrectly) as Baysunqar, also called Sultan Bāysonḡor Bahādor Khan (1397 - 1433) was a prince from the house of Timurids. He was known as a patron of arts and architecture, the leading patron of the Persian miniature in Persia, commissioning the Baysonghor Shahnameh and other works, as well as being a prominent calligrapher. Ghiyath ud-din Baysunghur, commonly known as Baysonqor or Baysongor, Baysonghor or (incorrectly) as Baysunqar, also called Sultan Bāysonḡor Bahādor Khan (1397 - 1433) was a prince from the house of Timurids. He was known as a patron of arts and architecture, the leading patron of the Persian miniature in Persia, commissioning the Baysonghor Shahnameh and other works, as well as being a prominent calligrapher. He was living in Herat as governor by 1417. After taking Tabriz, in 1421 he brought back to Herat a group of Tabrizi artists and calligraphers, formerly working for Ahmad Jalayir, who he installed in Herat to add to his existing artists from Shiraz. They became the most important school of artists in Persia, merging the two styles. Personal life Baysunghur had five wives: Jan Malik Agha, daughter of Amir Chulpan Qauchin; Gawhar Nasab Agha, a lady from Khwarezm; Khandan Agha; Afaq Agha; Shah Begi Agha; Baysunghur had three sons: Ala al-Dawla Mirza - with Jan Malik Agha; Abul-Qasim Babur Mirza - with Gawhar Nasab Agha; Sultan Muhammad Mirza - with Khandan Agha; Baysunghur had eight daughters: Ruqaiya Begi Begum - with Shah Begi Agha; Fatima Sultan Begum - with Gawhar Nasab Agha; Zuhra Begi Begum - with Gawhar Nasab Agha; Aisha Begi Begum - with Afaq Agha, married to Sultan Masud Mirza, son of Sayorghatmish Mirza, son of Shah Rukh; Sa'adat Begi Begum - with Khandan Agha; Bakht Daulat Begum; Payanda Sultan Begum; Sahib Sultan Begum, married to Muhammad Khalil Mirza son of Muhammad Jahangir Mirza, son of Muhammad Sultan Mirza, son of Jahangir Mirza.


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Very good information.

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