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Al-Mansur Ali (Arabic: المنصور على‎, epithet: al-Malik al-Manṣūr Nūr ad-dīn ʾAlī ibn Aybak, Arabic: الملك المنصور نور الدين على بن أيبك) (b. c. 1244, Cairo) was the second of the Mamluk Sultans of Egypt in the Turkic, or Bahri, line. Some historians, however, consider Shajar al-Durr as the first of the Mamluk Sultans; thus, to them Al-Mansur Ali was the third Mamluk Sultan and not the second.[1] He ruled from 1257 to 1259 after the assassination of his father Aybak during a turbulent period that witnessed the Mongols invasion of the Islamic world.

Al-Mansur Ali
المنصور على
Gold dinar of al-Mansur Nur ad-Din Ali.jpg
Gold dinar of al-Mansur Nur ad-Din Ali
Sultan of Egypt
Reign1257–1259
PredecessorIzz al-Din Aybak
SuccessorSaif ad-Din Qutuz
BornAli
c.1242
Cairo
Full name
Al-Malik Al-Manṣūr Nūr ad-dīn ʾAlī ibn Aybak
الملك المنصور نور الدين علي بن أيبك
Era name and dates
Bahri Mamluks: 1250, 1254–1382, 1389
FatherAybak
ReligionSunni Islam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Shayal, p.115/vol.2.)

BibliographyEdit

  • Shayal, Jamal, Prof. of Islamic history, Tarikh Misr al-Islamiyah (History of Islamic Egypt), dar al-Maref, Cairo 1266, ISBN 977-02-5975-6
Al-Mansur Ali
Born: c.1242 Died: ?
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Izz al-Din Aybak
Sultan of Egypt
1257–1259
Succeeded by
Saif ad-Din Qutuz