Safavid Empire

Events

Ismail I

1501 - 1524

Declares Shiism as state religion
Calls himself Shiah Imam

Safavid Empire

1501 - 1722

Battle of Chaldiran

1514

Ismail defeated by Turkish Sultan Selim
Destroyed claim that Shah was infallible, semi-diving

Tahmasp I

1524 - 1576

Baghdad overrun by Ottoman Empire

1533

Isfahan = temporary capital

Ismail II

1576 - 1578

Mohammed Khodabanda

1578 - 1588

Abbas I

1588 - 1629

Abbas I makes peace with Ottomans

1590

Abbas I modernizing army

1599

With help of British

Abbas I beats Ottomans

1603

Wins back lost territory

Safavids take control of Baghdad

1624

Isfahan still the capital

Safavids lose Baghdad

1638

Abbas II

1642 - 1666

Suleiman I

1666 - 1694

Sultan Hoseyn I

1694 - 1722

Tahmasp II

1722 - 1732

Loss of Isfahan

1722

Regain Isfahan

1729

Tahmasp deposed by his own troops

1732

(Under Nader)

Abbas III

1732 - 1736

Nader

1736 - 1747