Malik-Shah I

1055 - 1092

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Jalāl al-Dawla Mu'izz al-Dunyā Wa'l-Din Abu'l-Fatḥ ibn Alp Arslān (8 August 1055 – 19 November 1092, full name: Persian: سلطان جلال الدولہ معوذ الدنیا و الدین ملک شاه بن محمد الپ ارسلان قسیم ‎), better known by his regnal name of Malik-Shah I (Persian: ملک شاه‎, Turkish: Melikşah), was sultan of the Seljuk Empire from 1072 to 1092. 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 552,338 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Malik-Shah I is the 706th most popular politician (up from 709th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Iran (down from 30th in 2019) and the 13th 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 706 out of 15,710Before him are Saparmurat Niyazov, Robert II of France, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Afonso I of Portugal, Heydar Aliyev, and Ögedei Khan. After him are Vytautas, Mary of Hungary, Konstantin von Neurath, Ahmose I, Manuel II Palaiologos, and Sima Yi.

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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, and Tzachas.

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Among people born in Iran, Malik-Shah I ranks 34 out of 463Before him are Abdul Qadir Gilani (1078), Reza Shah (1878), Salman the Persian (568), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Farah Pahlavi (1938), and Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj (817). After him are Bahá'u'lláh (1817), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Tughril (990), Shapur I (150), and Nader Shah (1688).

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Among politicians born in Iran, Malik-Shah I ranks 13Before him are Cambyses II (-550), Khosrow I (501), Tahmasp I (1514), Darius II (-475), Reza Shah (1878), and Farah Pahlavi (1938). After him are Antiochus III the Great (-241), Ardashir I (180), Shapur I (150), Nader Shah (1688), Nizam al-Mulk (1018), and Hassan Rouhani (1948).