Beylik of Çubukoğulları

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Çubukoğulları

1085–1112
Capital Harput (modern Elâzığ)
Languages Old Anatolian Turkish
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Monarchy
Bey
 -  1085–1092 Çubuk
 -  1092–1112 Mehmet
Historical era Medieval
 -  Established 1085
 -  Disestablished 1112

Beylik of Çubukoğulları[citation needed] (Turkish: Çubukoğulları Beyliği, literally "sons of Çubuk") was a small and short-lived principality in East Anatolia, Turkey between 1085 and 1112.

Çubuk was a commander in the Seljuk army. After the battle of Malazgirt in 1071, he fought in East Anatolia and was tasked with capturing the important fort of Harput (modern Elazığ). He captured the fort[1] and continued making conquests in the surrounding area. He founded a principality under the suzerainty of the Great Seljuk Empire that included Palu, Çemişgezek, and Eğin (modern Kemaliye).

Çubuk was succeeded by his son Mehmet after 1092.[2] After Mehmet's death in 1112 or 1113, the beylik was incorporated into the realm of Artuqids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ An essay about the history of Elazığ
  2. ^ Çemişgezek Mayor's page (Turkish)