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Seljuk Empire (1037 - 1194) AD

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May, 23, 1040 A.D.:
Ghaznavi-Seljuk Clash At Dandanaghan


The Battle of Dandanaghan was fought on May, 23, 1040 between the Seljuk and the Ghaznavi army that ended with a Seljuk victory; bringing down the Ghaznavi domination in Khorasan.After the death of Mahmoud Ghaznavi, his son Masood ascended the throne. But he did not have his father's capabilities to... Read Full Article:


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August, 9, 1052 A.D.:
Toghrol Captures Isfahan


Toghrol, the founder of the Seljuk dynasty captured Isfahan after one year of siege. He and his brother Chaghri had taken refuge in Kharazm after being defeated by Mahmoud Ghaznavi. After Mahmoud's death, they entered Khorasan , where they gradually built a power base, returning to defeat Mahmoud's ... Read Full Article:


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October, 23, 1052 A.D.:
Naser Khosrau's Journey Ends


Naser Khosrau was the Iranian explorer who travelled 19000 kilometers setting off from Marv on March, 6, 1046. He visited cities along the Caspian sea, Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and many other places and ended his journey after 7 years on Oct, 23, 1052. Naser Khosrau was a well known poet and philos... Read Full Article:


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September, 4, 1063 A.D.:
Seljuk Toghrol Dies


Toghrol Beyk who was the second ruler of the Seljuk dynasty died in Rhagae. After the death of Mahmoud Ghaznavi, he managed to unite Turcoman tribes and defeated Masood, the last ruler of the Ghaznavi dynasty. His campaign in Khorasan began in 1034 and by 1037 he had captured all of the greater Khor... Read Full Article:


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April, 27, 1064 A.D.:
Alparslan Ascends The Throne


After his uncle Toghrol died, he contested his brother Soleyman and ascended the throne. Alparslan was the son of Chaghri Beyk, the governor of Khorasan and took the name Mohammad when he embraced Islam. Because of his valor and fighting skills he took the name Alparslan which means brave lion. He c... Read Full Article:


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July, 7, 1071 A.D.:
The Silent Rise Of Hasan Sabbah


Hasan Sabbah, whose name has been associated in English with the word assassin gave up his administrative duties and started his own cult. He was a highly educated man who served at the court of the Seljuk empire for a while but could not stand injustice, corruption, invasion, aggression and violenc... Read Full Article:


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August, 26, 1071 A.D.:
The Battle of Manzikert


Seljuks were a Turco-Persian Sunni Muslim dynasty that ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to 14th centuries. They set up the Great Seljuk Empire, which at its height stretched from Anatolia through Persia and which was the target of the First Crusade.The Battle of Manziker... Read Full Article:


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November, 25, 1072 A.D.:
Alparslan Killed


When Alparslan, the Great Sultan of the Seljuk dynasty decided to march towards Turkestan, a Kharazmian governor named Yusuf defended a fortress by the Oxus river vigorously. But he was defeated against the great Seljuk army and was taken prisoner. When he was brought before the Sultan, he swiftly d... Read Full Article:

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