Malikshah

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Malikshah

(mäl`ēkshäh), 1055–92, third sultan of the Seljuks (see TurksTurks,
term applied in its wider meaning to the Turkic-speaking peoples of Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, Xinjiang in China (Chinese Turkistan), Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, Iran, and Afghanistan.
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). In 1072 he succeeded his father to head an empire that controlled parts of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and areas near the Persian Gulf. His rule was aided by the powerful vizier, Nizam al-MulkNizam al-Mulk
, c.1018–92, vizier (1063–92) under two Seljuk (see Turks) sultans. Of Persian descent, he was early educated in administration, serving the Ghaznavids sultans. By 1059 he was chief administrator of Khorasan; in 1063 the Seljuks made him their vizier.
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. The sultan governed more by diplomacy than military conquest. Revolts erupted at the end of his reign, including one by his brother. The empire dissolved after Malikshah's death in Baghdad.