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Danishmand Ghazi

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Death:1134

The son of the founder of the Danishmand dynasty of central and northern Anatolia. His father Danishmand had participated in the first crusade during 1109 - 1110 and had defeated the Frankish Prince of Antioch in 1100. His son Ghazi succeeded him and captured Ankara Kayseri and Kastamonu in 1127 and defeated Bohamond II of Antioch in 1130. His son Muhammad who repulsed attempts succeeded him by John II to recover Danishmend's strongholds in Cilisa and Anatolia. The Danismend dynasty lasted till 1178.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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