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Kaykhusraw III (Old Anatolian Turkish: كَیخُسرو, Persian: غياث الدين كيخسرو بن قلج ارسلان, Ghiyāth ad-Dīn Kaykhusraw bin Qilij Arslān) was between two and six years old when in 1265 he was named Seljuq Sultan of Rûm. He was the son of Kilij Arslan IV, the weak representative of the Seljuq line who was controlled by the Pervane, Mu’in al-Din Suleyman.
Mu’in al-Din Suleyman, empowered by the Mongol khan Abagha, had Kilij Arslan IV executed in 1266. The young Kaykhusraw became no more than a figurehead and played no part in the events of his reign, which were dominated first by the Pervane and later by the Mongol vizier of Rum, Fakhr al-Din Ali.
- Claude Cahen, Pre-Ottoman Turkey: a general survey of the material and spiritual culture and history, trans. J. Jones-Williams, (New York: Taplinger, 1968) 284 ff.
- Blue Guide: Turkey (London: A&C Black, 1995) 602.
- Prof. Dr. Mehmet Eti. "Anatolian Coins > Seljuqs of Rum > Kay-Khusraw III page 1".
Kilij Arslan IV
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