(also known as Solayman Khan
or Sulaiman Khan
) was a Chobanid
puppet for the throne of the Ilkhanate
during the breakdown of central authority in Persia
. He was the great-grandson of the Ilkhan Hülegü's
third son Yoshmut.
Suleiman was raised to the throne around May 1339 by the Chobanid Hasan Kucek
. He then married Sati Beg
, who had previously been Hasan Kucek's puppet Ilkhan. Suleiman was present at the battle on the Jaghatu against the Jalayirids
under Hasan Buzurg
in June 1340; the Chobanids emerged victorious. Around 1341 the Sarbadars
, in an attempt to foster an alliance with the Chobanids, accepted Hasan Kucek as their suzerain, and also recognized Suleiman as Ilkhan.
In 1343 Hasan Kucek was murdered and a rivalry broke out for the succession between Sati Beg's son Surgan
, Yagi Basti
and Malek Asraf
. Suleiman appealed to Hasan Buzurg to intervene. When Malek Asraf defeated Surgan, the latter fled to Suleiman and Sati Beg; all three of them then concluded an alliance. When the Jalayirids withdrew their support, however, it became clear victory was not possible. They fled to Diyarbakr
, where coins representing Suleiman were struck until 1345.
- Charles Melville and 'Abbas Zaryab. "Chobanids." Encyclopedia Iranica.