Alp Arslan

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Alp Arslan
BnF Fr232 fol323 Alp Arslan Romanus.jpg
Alp Arslan humiliatin Emperor Romanos IV efter the Battle o Manzikert. Frae a 15t-century illustratit French translation o Boccacio's De Casibus Virorum Illustrium.
Sultan o the Seljuq Empire
Ring4 September 1063 – 15 December 1072
PredecessorToghrul-Beg
SuccessorMalik-Shah I
Born20 Januar 1029[1]
Dee'd15 December 1072
SpouseAka Khatun
Safariyya Khatun
IssueMuizz ad-Din Malik-Shah I
Taj ad-Dawlah Tutush I
Izz ad-Din Arslan-Argun
Bori-Bars
Toghrul
Ayaz
Toghan-Shah
Arslan-Shah
Tekish
Aisha Khatun
Zuleikha Khatun
Full name
Laqab: Diya ad-Din (shortly), Adud ad-Dawlah
Kunya: Abu Shuja
Gien name: Muhammad
Turkic nickname: Alp Arslan
Nasab: Alp Arslan ibn Chaghri-Beg ibn Mikail ibn Seljuq ibn Duqaq
HooseHouse of Seljuq
FaitherChaghri-Beg
Mitherunkent
ReleegionSunni Islam

Alp Arslan (Honorific in Turkis meanin "Heroic Lion"; in Persie: آلپ ارسلان‎; full name: Diya ad-Dunya wa ad-Din Adud ad-Dawlah Abu Shuja Muhammad Alp Arslan ibn Dawud ابو شجاع محمد آلپ ارسلان ابن داود;‎ 20 Januar 1029 – 15 December 1072), real name Muhammad bin Dawud Chaghri, wis the seicont Sultan o the Seljuk Empire an great-grandson o Seljuk, the eponymous foonder o the dynasty. As Sultan, Alp Arslan greatly expandit Seljuk territory an consolidated pouer, defeatin rivals tae his sooth an northwast. His victory ower the Byzantines at Manzikert ushered in the Turkis settlement o Anatolie. For his militar prowess an fechtin skills he obteened the name Alp Arslan, which means "Heroic Lion"[2] in Turkis.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Soviet Historical Encyclopedia. Volume I. Page 415.
  2. "Alp Arslan." Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. (September 5, 2011). http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404700163.html