Tughril Beg

Tughril Beg

(to͞og`rēl bĕg), 990–1063, founder of the Seljuk TurkTurks,
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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 dynasty ruling (11th–14th cent.) parts of Anatolia, Iraq, Persia, and Syria. He was early successful in conquests with his brother, who eventually governed KhorasanKhorasan
or Khurasan
, region and former province (1991 pop. 6,013,200), c.125,000 sq mi (323,750 sq km), NE Iran. Mashhad is the chief city; other cities include Sabzevar, Bojnurd, and Neyshabur. It is mainly mountainous and arid.
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. Tughril Beg conquered Persia (1040–44) and Iraq (1055). His ideology sought to reinforce unity in the Islamic world. By 1060 he had assumed control of former BuyidBuyid
, Shiite Islamic dynasty of N Persian descent that controlled Iraq and Persia from c.945 to 1060; founded by the sons of Buyeh. In the 930s, Buyeh's sons (Ali, Hasan, and Ahmad) seized such cities as Isfahan, Kerman, Rayy, and Baghdad.
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 territory.
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PNS Tughril, a modern ship in the Pakistan Navy, is named after Tughril Beg, the Seljuk Emperor.
The Seljuq empire was a medieval Turko Persian Sunni Muslim empire founded by Tughril Beg in 1037.