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Shah Abbas I (between 1587-1629)
After a war between the Ottoman Empire and Persia, a peace treaty is signed which makes the Ottomans keep the major part of Armenia while Persia gets important parts of Yerevan, Artsakh (Karabakh) and Nakhichevan. During the war Shah Abbas forces over 150 000 Armenians in the bordering city of Joulfa in Nakhichevan to abandon their homes and move down to Persia. The Armenians were place in New Joulfa, a new city in the outer skirts of Isfahan.