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Tatar khan of the 16th century.

The brother of the Crimean khan Muhammad Girei I, Sa-hib-Girei became khan of Kazan in 1521, after deposing the Kasimov prince Shah-Ali. After the accession of Safa-Girei in Kazan in 1524, Sahib-Girei lived in Istanbul. He became Crimean khan in 1532 and was killed in 1551 during an internecine conflict.


Smirnov, V. D. Krymskoe khanstvo pod verkhovenstvom Otomanskoi Porty do nach. XVIII v. St. Petersburg, 1887. Pages 398–23.
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