Malik-Shah III

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Malik-Shah III
Sultan of the Seljuq Empire
Reign 1152–53
Predecessor Masud
Successor Muhammad II
Died 1160
House House of Seljuq
Father Mahmud II
Religion Sunni Islam

Malik-Shah III (died 1160[1]) ruled as Sultan of Great Seljuq from 1152–53. He was the son of Mahmud II of Great Seljuq. In 1153, he was deposed and was succeeded by his brother, Muhammad. Following his death in 1160, his son Mahmud was held in Istakhr by the Salghurids as a rival claimant to the Seljuq throne.[2]


  1. ^ Studies in Islamic History and Civilization. Brill. 1986. p. 275. 
  2. ^ The Political and Dynastic History of the Iranian World, C.E. Bosworth, The Cambridge History of Iran, Vol. 5, ed. John Andrew Boyle, (Cambridge University Press, 1968), 169.