Ismail Samani

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ismail Samani


Emir (874–907) of the Samanid dynasty, founder of a feudal state in Middle Asia.

In 874, Ismail Samani became the vicegerent of Bukhara. He became the personal ruler of Ma Wara an-Nahr in 888. In 900, routing the Iranian forces, he annexed provinces taken from eastern Iran. Ismail Samani consolidated central authority by suppressing the resistance of the recalcitrant feudal lords. Ismail Samani’s mausoleum in Bukhara is an outstanding architectural monument.


Zakhoder, B.N. Istoriia vostochnogo srednevekov’ia. Moscow, 1944.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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