Abbas Qoli-Khan

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'Abbās-qolī Khan was a 17th-century Safavid Persian official in the eastern Caucasus.

'Abbās-qolī Khan, known for his wealth and opulence, had served as beglarbeg of Ganja under the shah Suleiman I of Persia before being appointed as khan of Kakheti in eastern Georgia in 1688. Residing at Qarā-Aḡāč in Kakheti, 'Abbās-qolī Khan was tasked with keeping an eye on Heraclius I (Nazar Alī Khān), a vassal Georgian ruler of neighboring Kartli, who had been opposed by George XI (Gorǰīn Khan). 'Abbās-qolī Khan's fortunes reversed as George was able to stage comeback and place Heraclius under siege at Tiflis in 1691. In 1694, following the death of Shah Suleiman, the khan was accused by his rivals of incompetence and intriguing with George XI against Heraclius I. At the order of Shah Sultan Husayn, Heraclius arrested ʿAbbās-qolī Khan, confiscated his possessions, and escorted him under guard to Isfahan. The government of Kakheti was taken over by Qalb-ʿAlī Khan. ʿAbbās-qolī Khan’s later fate is not recorded.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, David Marshall (1982). "'Abbās-qolī Khan". Encyclopædia Iranica, Vol. I, Fasc. 1. pp. 84–85. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ Kvachantiradze, Eka (2012). "Abbas Quli Khan" (PDF). Caucasus in Georgian Sources: Foreign States, Tribes, Historical Figures. Encyclopedical Dictionary. Tbilisi: Favorite. pp. 225–226. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2015.