Al-Taj Gümüshtegin

Al-Taj Gümüshtegin, also known as Fakhr al-Dawla Gümüshtegin al-Tājī, eunuch governor of Baalbek through 1110, a freedman of Tutush I. Al-Taj briefly jailed Tutush’s son Irtash in 1104 before he was released by Toghtekin. He was replaced by Toghtekin’s son Buri. In exchange for Baalbek, Toghtekin granted al-Taj the fortress of Salkhad where he died in 1131.

ReferencesEdit

  • Runciman, Steven (1952). A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 95.
  • Gibb, N. A. R., Editor, The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades. Extracted and translated from the Chronicle of ibn al-Qalānisi, Luzac & Company, London, 1932, pgs. 63-65, 71, 77. 79