The Safavid Empire began from the rule of Shah Ismail (ruled 1501-1524). In 1501. And the Safavid Shahs had declared independence when the Ottomans outlawed Shi'a Islam from their territory.
Religion in the Safavid Empire, the negatives. of the empire , One of Shah Ismail's most important decisions was to declare the state religion would be the form of Islam called Shi'ism. At the time was completely foreign to Iranian culture.
Turkish language was spoken at Shah Esma'il's court. By having adopted Persian as official language and much of Persian culture the Safavids were mistakenly thought by outsiders to be Persian. But they were they Iranian with a unifying spirit.
The Safavid Empire was kept for one of Persia's golden ages in terms of the power. With that kind of wealth they instituted a Persian golden age in terms of art and techniques.
These are the list of the powerful and import leaders of the Safavid empire.
Ismail I 1501–1524.
Tahmasp I 1524–1576.
Ismail II 1576–1578.
Mohammed Khodabanda; 1578–1587.
Abbas I (Shah of Persia)1587–1629.
Safi of Persia|Safi 1629–1642.
Abbas II of Persia 1642]]–1666.
Suleiman I of Persia 1666–1694.
Turkish language was spoken at Shah Esma'il's court. but having adopted Persian as a official language and much of Persian culture.the Safavids people were mistakenly thought by outsiders to be a Persian. But instead they were truly Iranian with a unifying spirit.
The achievements and major events that occurred at that time. Jan 1, 1501 , Safavid Empire is founded.
Nov 12, 1722 , Hotaki Invasion.
Oct 1, 1587 , Abbas 1 of Persia.
Nov 12, 1694 , Sultan Husayn.
Nov 12, 1736 , Downfall of Safavid Empire.
Nov 12, 1603 , Mosque of Shaykh Lutfallah.
Nov 12, 1611 , Shah Mosque.
Nov 12, 1508 , Al-Kazimiyyah Shrine.
Work cited: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Safavid-dynasty, http://www.iranchamber.com/history/safavids/safavids.php, http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/safavidempire_1.shtml