The year 1694 A.D.

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August, 6, 1694 A.D.:
Sultan Hossein Ascends The Throne

On his dead bed, Shah Soleyman asked the royal Safavi court to choose one of his two sons Hossein or Abbas as his successor. Hossein who had a reputation for being easy-going and had little interest in political affairs was a more attractive choice for the corrupt administration, thus he ascended th... Read Full Article:


August, 14, 1694 A.D.:
Hossein Becomes King

Sultan Hossein, the eldest son of the deceased king Shah Soleyman was announced the new Safavid king. In his last will, Shah Soleyman who ruled the country for more than 28 years had asked Morteza, the younger son to become king. This was mainly due to the soft temper of Hossein, and the fact that h... Read Full Article:

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