Kayqubad I

1188 - 1237

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Kayqubad I or Alā ad-Dīn Kayqubād bin Kaykhusraw (Persian: علاء الدين كيقباد بن كيخسرو‎; Turkish: I. Alâeddin Keykûbad, 1190–1237) was the Seljuq Sultan of Rûm who reigned from 1220 to 1237. He expanded the borders of the sultanate at the expense of his neighbors, particularly the Mengujek Beylik and the Ayyubids, and established a Seljuq presence on the Mediterranean with his acquisition of the port of Kalon Oros, later renamed Ala'iyya in his honor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kayqubad I has received more than 836,851 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Kayqubad I is the 1,434th most popular politician (up from 1,946th in 2019), the 210th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 259th in 2019) and the 116th most popular Turkish Politician.

Kayqubad I was a sultan of the Seljuk Empire who reigned from 1092 to 1107. He was the son of Alp Arslan and brother of Malik Shah I. He is most famous for his victory over the Byzantine army at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071.

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Among politicians, Kayqubad I ranks 1,434 out of 15,710Before him are Emperor Taizu of Song, Emperor Guangwu of Han, Sunjong of Korea, Millard Fillmore, Jingtai Emperor, and Olybrius. After him are Philip of Swabia, Kurt Schuschnigg, Kim Young-sam, Leo von Caprivi, Tsai Ing-wen, and Alfonso VIII of Castile.

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Among people born in 1188, Kayqubad I ranks 2Before him is Blanche of Castile. After him are Isabella of Angoulême, Yuri II of Vladimir, Albert IV, Count of Habsburg, Si Inthrathit, and Ada, Countess of Holland. Among people deceased in 1237, Kayqubad I ranks 1After him are John of Brienne, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, and Jordan of Saxony.

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Among people born in Turkey, Kayqubad I ranks 210 out of 1,128Before him are Romanos II (938), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Dragut (1485), Uzun Hasan (1423), Isaac I Komnenos (1007), and Yunus Emre (1240). After him are Constantine VIII (960), John IV Laskaris (1250), Saint Nino (296), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), and Romanos III Argyros (968).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Kayqubad I ranks 116Before him are Phorcys (null), Leo IV the Khazar (750), Romanos II (938), Alexios IV Angelos (1182), Uzun Hasan (1423), and Isaac I Komnenos (1007). After him are Constantine VIII (960), John IV Laskaris (1250), Gyges of Lydia (-790), Ahmet Necdet Sezer (1941), Romanos III Argyros (968), and Alexios V Doukas (1140).