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Abbas, Shah   (1571–1629) The most famous of the Safavid rulers. He ruled from 1588 to 1629. Under his leadership, the Safavid army defeated the Ottomans

Abbasid dynasty   A ruling family of caliphs. The Abbasid family seized control of the Arab Empire from the Umayyad dynasty in 750 and ruled until 1258. Under their rule, science and the arts flourished.

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