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Malik-Shah III (died 1160[1]) ruled as Sultan of Great Seljuq from 1152–53. He was the son of Mahmud II of Great Seljuq. In 1153, he was deposed and was succeeded by his brother, Muhammad. Following his death in 1160, his son Mahmud was held in Istakhr by the Salghurids as a rival claimant to the Seljuq throne.[2]

Malik-Shah III
Sultan of the Seljuq Empire
SuccessorMuhammad II
HouseHouse of Seljuq
FatherMahmud II
ReligionSunni Islam


  1. ^ Studies in Islamic History and Civilization. Brill. 1986. p. 275.
  2. ^ The Political and Dynastic History of the Iranian World, C.E. Bosworth, The Cambridge History of Iran, Vol. 5, ed. John Andrew Boyle, (Cambridge University Press, 1968), 169.