Lasted from 1501 - 1722
The capital, Isfahan, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The Safavid Empire was a theocracy
The Empire's economic strength came from its location on the trade routes
A man names Shah Ismail gathered a colossal army and conquered many lands.
The Empire declined when it became complacent and corrupt
The Safavid was controlled by Shia
Empire ended when the empire grew weak and the soldiers were no longer loyal, so they were overthrown by Mir Mahmud Hotaki
The key figures in the Empire were: ¨Isma'il I¨ and ¨Abbas I¨
It covered all of Iran, and parts of Turkey and Georgia
Lasted from the 16th century to the 18th century