Shams al-Din Juvayni

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Shams al-Din Juvayni (Persian: شمس‌الدین جوینی; also spelled Joveyni) was a Persian statesman and member of the Juvayni family. He was an influential figure in early Ilkhanate politics, serving as sahib-i divan (vizier and minister of finance) under four Mongol IlkhansHulagu, Abaqa, Tekuder and Arghun Khan. In 1284, Arghun accused Shams al-Din of having poisoned the Ilkhan Abaqa, who may actually have died of the effects of alcoholism; Shams al-Din was duly executed and replaced as vizier by Buqa.[2] A skillful political and military leader, Shams al-Din is also known to have patronized the arts. The musician Safi al-Din al-Urmawi was one of those he supported.

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Shams al-Din Juvayni
Tekuder and Shams al-Din Juvayni.
Sahib-i divan of the Ilkhanate
In office
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byFakhr al-Din Mustawfi
Personal details
Died16 October 1284 (aged 58)[1]
Near Ahar, Azerbaijan, Ilkhanid Iran
(daughter of Avag Mkhargrdzeli)
ChildrenBaha al-Din Muhammad
Sharaf al-Din Harun
  • Baha al-Din Muhammad (father)