Ghiyas al-Din ibn Rashid al-Din

Ghiyathu'd-Din ibn Rashid'ud-Din Fad‘lu'llah (died 1336) was an Ilkhanate politician, the son of Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, a Jewish convert to Islam. He was the mayor of the Ilkhanate palace, in the era of the sultan Abu Sa'id. He was murdered because of the struggle for succession. He was a patron of literature. The sumptuously illustrated Great Mongol Shahnameh, (sometimes identified with the name of Demotte, a dealer who once owned it), was probably made for him.[1][2]



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