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Abdal Latif Mirza

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Predecessor  Ulugh Beg
Role  Ulugh Beg's son
Successor  Abdallah Mirza
Parents  Ulugh Beg

Father  Ulugh Beg
Siblings  'Abd al-'Aziz
Name  Abdal-Latif Mirza
Uncles  Baysonqor, Muhammad
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Died  May 8, 1450, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Cousins  Abul-Qasim Babur Mirza, Abu Sa'id Mirza, Sultan Muhammad bin Baysonqor, Ala-ud-Daulah Mirza
Grandparents  Shahrukh Mirza, Goharshad Begum

Abdal-Latif Mirza,(c. 1420 – 9 May 1450) was the great-grandson of Central Asian emperor Timur. He was the third son of Ulugh Beg, Timurid ruler of Transoxiana (modern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and parts of Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan).

Having been given the governorship of Balkh, Abdal-Latif Mirza served under his father. During the succession struggle that followed the death of Shah Rukh, he occupied Herat, although after Ulugh Beg left the city at the end of 1448 it was conquered by Mirza Abul-Qasim Babur bin Baysonqor.

Abdal-Latif Mirza did not remain loyal to his father. Angry over the fact that he was to be passed over in the transfer of rule of Samarkand, he revolted while Ulugh Beg was marching to retake Khorasan. He defeated his father at Dimashq, near Samarkand, in the fall of 1449.

Ulugh Beg later decided to surrender himself, and Abdal-Latif Mirza granted him permission to take a pilgrimage to Mecca, but while Ulugh Beg was on his way he was ordered murdered by his son.

This earned Abdal-Latif Mirza the infamous nickname "Padarkush" (from Persian "killer of his father، پدر کش"). A few days later he also had his brother 'Abd al-'Aziz killed.

In this manner he became ruler of Transoxiana. A somewhat pious person, he gained the support of the local religious groups, but this did not save him from a conspiracy hatched against him by the amirs. His reign lasted for only six months. He was succeeded by his cousin Abdallah Mirza.

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Abdal-Latif Mirza Wikipedia


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