Beylik of Dulkadir

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Capital Elbistan
Government Beylik
Zayn al-Din Qaraja
Historical era Late Medieval
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Flag of Ilkhanate.svg Ilkhanate
Mameluke Flag.svg Mamluk Sultanate
Dulkadir Eyalet Fictitious Ottoman flag 2.svg

The Beylik of Dulkadir (Turkish : Dulkadiroğulları Beyliği) was one of the Anatolian beyliks established by the Turkoman clans Bayat, Afshar, and Begdili after the decline of Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm.



The principality was founded by Zayn al-Din Qaraja, a Turkoman chieftain who established himself in the region of Elbistan in 1335, taking the town in 1337 from the Mamluk Sultanate and obtaining the title of na'ib from the Mamluk Sultan Al-Nasir Muhammad. In 1515, after the Battle of Turnadağ, the principality was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Selim I's vizier Hadım Sinan Pasha and converted into a sanjak. [1]

List of rulers

  1. Zayn al-Din Qaraja (1337–1353)
  2. Ghars al-Din Khalil (1353–1386)
  3. Shaban Suli (1386–1398)
  4. Sadaqa (1398–1399)
  5. Nasir al-Din Mehmed (1399–1442)
  6. Suleiman (1442–1454)
  7. Malik Arslan (1454–1465)
  8. Shah Budak (1465–1467)
  9. Shah Suwar (1467–1472)
  10. Shah Budak (second reign) (1472–1480)
  11. Ala al-Dawla Bozkurt (1480–1515)
  12. Ali (1515–1522)

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