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Kaykhusraw I

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Reign  1192–1196
Predecessor  Kilij Arslan III
Died  1211, Kuyucak, Turkey
Grandparents  Mesud I
Predecessor  Kilij Arslan II
Successor  Kaykaus I
Parents  Kilij Arslan II
Successor  Suleiman II
Name  Kaykhusraw I
Children  Kayqubad I, Kaykaus I
Reign  1205–1211
Role  Sultan of Rum
Grandchildren  Kaykhusraw II

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Great-grandparents  Kilij Arslan I
Great grandchildren  Kilij Arslan IV

Kaykhusraw II

Kaykhusraw I (Old Anatolian Turkish: كَیخُسرو or Ghiyāth ad-Dīn Kaykhusraw bin Qilij Arslān; Persian: غياث الدين كيخسرو بن قلج ارسلان‎‎), the eleventh and youngest son of Kilij Arslan II, was Seljuk Sultan of Rûm. He succeeded his father in 1192, but had to fight his brothers for control of the Sultanate, losing to his brother Suleiman II in 1196. He ruled it 1192-1196 and 1205-1211.

He married a daughter of Manuel Maurozomes, son of Theodore Maurozomes and of an illegitimate daughter of the Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos. Manuel Maurozomes fought on behalf of Kaykhusraw in 1205 and 1206.

In 1207 he seized Antalya from its Frankish garrison and furnished the Seljuq state with a port on the Mediterranean. During this year, Kaykhusraw founded a mosque in Antalya.

According to Niketas Choniates, he was killed in single combat by Theodore I Laskaris, the emperor of Nicaea, during the Battle of Antioch on the Meander.

His son by Manuel Maurozomes' daughter, Kayqubad I, ruled the Sultanate from 1220 to 1237, and his grandson, Kaykhusraw II, ruled from 1237 to 1246.


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