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Encyclopedia > Mohammad Ghaznavi

Jalal ud-Dawlah Mohammad Ghaznavi (died 1041) ascended the throne of the Ghaznavid Empire upon the death of his father Mahmud in 1030. He was the younger of a set of twins, which resulted in civil strife. His reign lasted five months before he was overthrown by his twin Ma'sud I, after which he was blinded and imprisoned. Nine years later he was reinstated for a year before being slain by his nephew Maw'dud. Events December 10 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. Revolt at Worcester against the naval taxes of Harthacanute. ... The Ghaznavid Empire (سلسله غزنویان in Persian) was a state in the region of todays Afghanistan that existed from 962 to 1187. ... Mahmud and Ayaz The Sultan is to the right, shaking the hand of the sheykh, with Ayaz standing behind him. ...


Career

His uncle Yusuf Sebuktugin intially supported his coronation but later formed a confederacy supporting Mas'ud I.


Later, when the Seljuks were overrunning the Persian and Central Asian parts of the Ghaznavid Empire, a troop mutiny placed him back upon the throne, and he had his brother imprisoned in turn. He promoted his son Ahmed, allied with Suleiman the son of Yusuf Sebuktigin, to the actual day-to-day running of affairs. They are reported to have been behind the assassination of Mas'ud I while imprisoned. The Seljuqs (also Seldjuk, Seldjuq, Seljuk, sometimes also Seljuq Turks; in modern Turkish Selçuklular; in Persian سلجوقيان Saljūqiyān; in Arabic سلجوق Saljūq, or السلاجقة al-Salājiqa) were a dynasty that ruled parts of Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to 14th centuries. ...


Mas'ud I's son Maw'dud, then stationed in Balkh, gathered his forces and marched upon Ghazni, capturing the throne and sentencing Mohammad to death. Today Balkh is a small town in the Province of Balkh, Afghanistan, about 20 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, and some 74 km (46 miles) south of the Amu Darya, the Oxus River of antiquity, of which a tributary formerly flowed past Balkh. ... Minaret, July 2001 Ghazni is a city in central Afghanistan, situated on a plateau at 7280 feet above sea level. ...

Preceded by:
Mahmud of Ghazni
Ghaznavid Ruler
1030–1031
Followed by:
Mas'ud I
Preceded by:
Mas'ud I
Ghaznavid Ruler
1041–1041
Followed by:
Maw'dud

Mahmud and Ayaz The Sultan is to the right, shaking the hand of the sheykh, with Ayaz standing behind him. ... The Ghaznavid Empire (سلسله غزنویان in Persian) was a state in the region of todays Afghanistan that existed from 962 to 1187. ... The Ghaznavid Empire (سلسله غزنویان in Persian) was a state in the region of todays Afghanistan that existed from 962 to 1187. ...

See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Afghanistans history, internal political development, foreign relations, and very existence as an independent state have largely been determined by its geographic location at the crossroads of Central, West, and South Asia. ... The nation-state of Pakistan was established in 1947 as one of the two successor states of British India, yet the land and its people possess an extensive and continuous history that can be traced back to very ancient times. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Iran is one of the worlds oldest continuous major civilizations. ...

References

  • Online text of The History of the Rise of Mohammedan Power in India by Ferishtah

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