Farruh Yasar

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Farruh Yasar


Year of birth unknown; died 1501. Ruler of Shirvan from 1462. Member of the Derbendi dynasty.

Farruh Yasar was an ally of the Ak-Koyunlu rulers. During his reign, Shirvan maintained diplomatic and trade relations with the Russian state and repulsed an attack by the Kizilbash in 1488; it remained independent and achieved significant economic growth. Farruh Yasar was killed in battle against Ismail I, ruler of the Safavid state.


Petrushevskii, I. P. “Gosudarstva Azerbaidzhana XV v.” In Sb. stateipo istorii Azerbaidzhana, fasc. 1. Baku, 1949.
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