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Gawharshād Baygum, -1457

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Personal name headingGawharshād Baygum, -1457
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Variant(s)‏گوهرشاد بيگم
Goharshād Begum, -1457
Gohar Shad, -1457
Gowharšād, -1457
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated
Found inGawharshād, 2002: t.p. (گوهرشاد = Gawharshād)
Wikipedia, via www, 20 Sept 2016: (Goharshād Begum (Persian: گوهرشاد‎‎ Gowharšād; meaning "joyful jewel" or "shining jewel"; alternative spelling: Gawharshād) was a wife of Shāh Rukh, the Emperor of the Timurid Empire of Herāt. She was the daughter of Giāth ud-Din Tarkhān, an important and influential noble during Tīmur's reign; was married to Sharukh probably in 1388, certainly before 1394 when their son, Ulugh Beg was born; Along with her brothers who were administrators at the Timurid court in Herāt, Goharshād played a very important role in the early Timurid history. In 1405 she moved the Timurid capital from Samarkand to Herāt; Under her patronage, the Persian language and Persian culture were elevated to a main element of the Timurid dynasty. She and her husband led a cultural renaissance by their lavish patronage of the arts, attracting to their court artists, architects and philosophers and poets acknowledged today among the world's most illustrious, including the poet Jami; she was executed on 19 July 1457 on the order of Sultān Abū Sa'īd)