This Day in Jewish History / The Jewish Grand Vizier to the Mongol Monarch Is Murdered

The Islamic people living under Ilkhanid rule never did like having an infidel dog in power, let alone one as skillful in tax collection as Sa’d al-Dawla.

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On March 5, 1291, Sa’d al-Dawla, the powerful Jewish vizier of the Mongol monarch Arghun, was murdered, at the royal camp. Sa’d al-Dawla was a physician by training who, by virtue of his financial skills,...