- Khalilullah I
Khalilullah I (Halil) (1417-1465), ruler of Shirvan and son of
Ibrahim I of Shirvan. He was succeeded by Shirvanshah Farrukh Yassar, his son.
At the time of his rule Shirvan reached the apogee of its development as an independent state, but also faced many external threats to its existence. Sheykh Junayd of Safavid, the grand-grandfather of
Shah Ismail Iattacked Shirvan in 1447 and was killed in a battle near river of Samur, where he was buried. This led to beginning of animosity between mainly Sunni Shirvanand increasingly heterodox Shia Safavids.
During the reign of Khalilullah the city of
Bakuwas substantially improved and Palace of the Shirvanshahsmemorial complex was built. The Shah and his family were buried in the grounds of the palace which also acted as a Helwati Sufi Tekke. After Baku was taken by Shah Ismail Iremains of Shirvanshahs were exhumed and burned, however tombstones survived to this day and were recently restored.
The Shah also adorned and fortified
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