Mohammad Beg, The Grand Vizier of the Safavid Shah Abbas II

Mohammad Beg was a Muslim of Armenian origin, who served as the Grand Vizier of the Safavid king (shah) Abbas II from 1654 to 1661.

Mohammad Beg was born in Tabriz to an Armenian family, which originally served as a ghulām (“military slave”) of the Safavid dynasty of Iran, but later became a tailor.

Mohammad Beg’s father was Husayn Beg Tabrizi, who served as the court master tailor (qaychachi-bashi) during the reign of Shah Safi.

During most of the reign of Abbas II, all silver and silk commerce was controlled by the family of Mohammad Beg.

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Taken from: Mano Chil

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