Adud al-Dawlah Abu al-Shuja Alp Arslan

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Second Seljuk Turkish sultan (r. 1063–72/3). United the region from Syria to Iran and developed its administration under the grand vizier Nizam al-Mulk. His 1071 defeat of the Byzantines at Manzikert and his threat to Jerusalem (captured that year by Turkish raiders) provoked the Crusades and opened Anatolia to Turkish settlement.

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