Kilij Arslan II

1155 - 1192

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Kilij Arslan II (Old Anatolian Turkish: قِلِج اَرسلان دوم) or ʿIzz ad-Dīn Qilij Arslān bin Masʿūd (Persian: عز الدین قلج ارسلان بن مسعود‎) (Modern Turkish Kılıç Arslan, meaning "Sword Lion") was a Seljuk Sultan of Rûm from 1156 until his death in 1192. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kilij Arslan II has received more than 126,821 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Kilij Arslan II is the 3,412th most popular politician (down from 2,906th in 2019).

Kilij Arslan II was the Seljuk Sultan of Anatolia and Rumelia from 1175 to 1192. He was the son of Kaykhusraw I. He is most famous for his victory over the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos at the Battle of Myriokephalon in 1176.

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Among politicians, Kilij Arslan II ranks 3,412 out of 15,710Before him are Patricio Aylwin, Joseph Berchtold, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Chivu Stoica. After him are Milonia Caesonia, Alfonso II of Asturias, Djedkare Isesi, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Magnus III of Sweden, and Hugh of Italy.

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Among people born in 1155, Kilij Arslan II ranks 8Before him are Alfonso VIII of Castile, Niketas Choniates, Benkei, Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Henry the Young King, and Ottokar I of Bohemia. After him are Peter II of Courtenay, Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus, Hermann I, Landgrave of Thuringia, Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera, Kamo no Chōmei, and Blondel de Nesle. Among people deceased in 1192, Kilij Arslan II ranks 3Before him are Conrad of Montferrat and Rashid ad-Din Sinan. After him are Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, and Wenceslaus II, Duke of Bohemia.

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