Abu al-Fatḥ Manuchihr Khan, a Safavid official of Armenian origin

Abu al-Fatḥ Manuchihr Khan (died 1636), was a Safavid official and gholam of Armenian origin. Like his father Qarachaqay Khan, Manuchihr was established at Mashhad as the general and governor of Khorasan under the shahs (kings) Abbas I and Ṣāfi.

His brother Ali Quli Khan became prefect of Qom and head of the library of Abbas I. Manuchihr Khan’s son, Qarachaqay Khan II, became also a governor of Mashhad.

All of them were among the Safavid cultural and intellectual elite, known as “men of knowledge and integrity’ (ahl-i fazl u kamāl) and “of illustrious acts and deeds” (ṣāhib-i mu’āṣir u asrār).

Kathryn Babayan

Taken from: Mano Chil

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