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Malik-Shah I

1055 - 1092

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Malik-Shah I (Persian: ملک شاه), was the third sultan of the Seljuk Empire from 1072 to 1092, under whom the sultanate reached its zenith of power and influence. During his youth, he spent his time participating in the campaigns of his father Alp Arslan, along with the latter's vizier Nizam al-Mulk. During one of such campaigns in 1072, Alp Arslan was fatally wounded and died only a few days later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malik-Shah I has received more than 855,977 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Malik-Shah I is the 384th most popular politician (up from 705th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Iran (up from 34th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Iranian Politician.

Malik-Shah I was the Seljuk Sultan of the Seljuk Empire from 1072-1092. He was most famous for expanding the Seljuk Empire to include Anatolia and the Levant.

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Among politicians, Malik-Shah I ranks 384 out of 15,577Before him are Willy Brandt, Alcibiades, Pompey, Taejo of Joseon, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Selim III. After him are Henry II of England, Mahmud I, Kangxi Emperor, Indira Gandhi, Louis II of Hungary, and Mithridates VI of Pontus.

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Among people born in 1055, Malik-Shah I ranks 1After him are Eric I of Denmark, Bertha of Holland, Adhemar of Le Puy, Theophylact of Ohrid, and Guibert of Nogent. Among people deceased in 1092, Malik-Shah I ranks 1After him are Nizam al-Mulk, Vratislaus II of Bohemia, Conrad I, Duke of Bohemia, Tzachas, and Philaretos Brachamios.

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Among people born in Iran, Malik-Shah I ranks 16 out of 528Before him are Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi (865), Ismail I (1487), Jabir ibn Hayyan (721), Esther (-600), Hassan-i Sabbah (1050), and Cambyses II (-550). After him are Ulugh Beg (1394), Ali Khamenei (1939), Hafez (1325), Abu Nuwas (762), Nader Shah (1688), and Tahmasp I (1514).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Malik-Shah I ranks 7Before him are Cyrus the Great (-600), Xerxes I (-519), Darius III (-380), Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919), Harun al-Rashid (766), and Cambyses II (-550). After him are Ali Khamenei (1939), Nader Shah (1688), Tahmasp I (1514), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), Khosrow I (501), and Darius II (-475).