Atabegs of Yazd
|Atabegs of Yazd|
|-||1141-1188||Sam ibn Wardanruz|
|-||1315-1319||Hajji Shah ibn Yusuf Shah|
|Historical era||Middle Ages|
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The Atabegs of Yazd (Persian: اتابکان یزد, Atābakān-e Yazd) were a local dynasty, which ruled the city of Yazd from about 1141 to 1319. They succeeded the Kakuyids to whom they were linked by marriage.
From the names of the earlier members of the dynasty, it seems they were ethnically Persian, but like the Hazaraspids they had adopted the Turkish title of Atabeg. Most of the Atabegs of Yazd were tributaries to the Saljuqs and the Mongol Il-Khans until they were finally overthrown by the Muzaffarids.
List of rulers
- Sam ibn Wardanruz (1141 - 1188)
- Langar ibn Wardanruz (1188 - 1207)
- Wardanruz ibn Langar (1207 - 1219)
- Isfahsalar ibn Langar (1219 - 1229)
- Mahmud Shah ibn Isfahsalar (1229 - 1241)
- Salghur Shah ibn Mahmud Shah (1241 - 1252)
- Toghan Shah ibn Salghur Shah (1252 - 1272)
- Ala al-Dawla ibn Toghan Shah (1272 - 1275)
- Yusuf Shah ibn Toghan Shah (1275 - 1297)
- Mongol occupation (1297-1315)
- Hajji Shah ibn Yusuf Shah (1315-1319)
- Clifford Edmund Bosworth, The New Islamic Dynasties: A Chronological and Genealogical Manual, Columbia University, 1996. Excerpt 1 pp 209: "The Atabegs of Yazd" (1141-1297)" Excerpt 2: "From the names of the earlier members at least, it seems they were ethnically Persian, but, like the Hazaraspids, they adopted the Turkish title of Atabeg"
- S. C. Fairbanks, "ATĀBAKĀN-E YAZD" in Encyclopaedia Iranica.  (accessed October 2010)
- C. Edmund, Bosworth (2007). Historic Cities of the Islamic World. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- S. C., Fairbanks (2001). "ATĀBAKĀN-E YAZD". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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