Battle of Manzikert (1054)

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Battle of Manzikert (1054)
Part of the Byzantine-Seljuk wars
Date 1054
Location Anatolia, in the thema of Iberia and Armenia
Result Byzantine victory
Belligerents
Byzantine Empire Great Seljuk Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Basil Apokapes Tughril
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Manzikert in 1054 was a successful defense of the city of Manzikert by Byzantine forces under Basil Apocapes against the Seljuk Turks led by sultan Toğrül. Seventeen years later, the Turks would experience greater success against Romanus Diogenes under Alp Arslan at the same place.

Coordinates: 39°N 32°E / 39°N 32°E / 39; 32