Answer: Ruling Persia from 1501-1722, Safavids established the greatest Iranian
empire[4] since the Islamic conquest of Persia, and established the
Ithnāˤashari school of Shi'a Islam[5] as the official religion of their
empire, marking one of the most important turning points in the history of
Safavid Empire
The Safavid dynasty was one of the most significant ruling dynasties of Iran from 1501 to 1736. The Safavid dynasty had its origin in the Safavid order of Sufism which was established in the city of Ardabil in the Iranian Azerbaijan region. It was an Iranian dynasty of Kurdish origin but during their rule they intermarried with Turkoman Georgian Circassian and Pontic Greek dignitaries. From their base in Ardabil the Safavids established control over parts of Greater Iran and reasserted the
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Safavid Iran or Safavid Persia (/ ˈ s æ f ə v ɪ d ˈ s ɑː-/) also referred to as the Safavid Empire was one of the greatest Iranian empires after the 7th-century Muslim conquest of Persia ruled from 1501 to 1736 by the Safavid dynasty .
The Safavids (Persian: صفویان) were a native Iranian dynasty from Azarbaijan that ruled from 1501 to 1736 and which established Shi'a Islam as Iran's official religion and united its provinces under a single Iranian sovereignty in the early modern period. This clearly differentiated Iran from the Ottomans who were Sunnis.
Safavid dynasty (1501–1736) ruling dynasty of Iran whose establishment of Twelver Shiʿism as the state religion of Iran was a major factor in the emergence of a unified national consciousness among the various ethnic and linguistic elements of the country. The Safavids were descended from Sheikh Ṣafī al-Dīn (1253–1334) of Ardabīl head of the Sufi order of Ṣafaviyyeh (Ṣafawiyyah).
The Safavid Empire lasted from 1501-1722. It covered all of Iran and parts of Turkey and Georgia. The Safavid Empire was a theocracy. The state religion was Shi'a Islam. All other religions and... ...