Mir Najm Zargar Gilani
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Mir Najm Zargar Gilani

Mir Najm Zargar Gilani (Persian: ? ‎), was an Iranian aristocrat of Gilaki origin,[1] who was the second person to serve as the vakil (vicegerent) of the Safavid Empire.

A native of Gilan in northern Iran, Najm Zargar was originally a goldsmith in Rasht, but due to his Iranian descent was in 1507 appointed as vakil by the Safavid king Ismail I, who favored the Iranians more than the Qizilbash, who although had played a crucial role in Ismail's campaigns, possessed too much power and were no longer trust-able. However, Najm Zargar's tenure as vakil did not last long, since he later died in 1509/10, and was succeeded by Najm-e Sani.[2]

References

Sources

  • Mazzaoui, Michel M. (2002). "NAJM-E NI". Encyclopaedia Iranica.
  • Newman, Andrew J. (2008). Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire. I.B.Tauris. pp. 1-281. ISBN 9780857716613.
  • Savory, Roger (2007). Iran under the Safavids. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-288. ISBN 0521042518.
Preceded by
Hossein Beg Laleh Shamlu
Vakil of the Safavid Empire
1507-1509/10
Succeeded by
Najm-e Sani

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