Ali Akbar Isfahani

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Statue of Ali Akbar Isfahani
Shah Mosque by Ali Akbar Isfahani

Ali Akbar Isfahani (Persian: علی اکبر معمار اصفهانی‎) was a 17th century Persian architect of the Safavid era.[1] He is best known for the Shah Mosque commissioned by Shah Abbas and built in 1611–1631.[2] His name appears in an inscription in the mosque above the doorway of the entrance iwan complex of the mosque.[3]

Isfahani was born in 985 AH (1577 AD). He was a pupil of Badi' al-Zaman Yazdi, the grand architect of Shah Abbas.[1]


  1. ^ a b "برشی از زندگی علی‌اکبر اصفهانی؛ معمار شاخص دوره صفویه". پایگاه خبری وزارت راه و شهرسازی (in Persian). ILNA. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ Lonely Planet Iran. Lonely Planet.
  3. ^ Kishwar Rizvi (ed.). Affect, Emotion, and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires. Brill. pp. 29–30. ISBN 9789004352841.