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Kilij Arslan IV

Kilij Arslan IV
Seljuq sultans of Rum
PredecessorKaykaus II
SuccessorKayqubad II
ConsortGumaḉ Khatun[1]
IssueSaljuk Khatun
Full name
Rukn ad-Dīn Qilij Arslān bin Kaykhusraw
FatherKaykhusraw II

Kilij Arslan IV (Old Anatolian Turkish: قِلِج اَرسلان) or Rukn ad-Dīn Qilij Arslān bin Kaykhusraw (Persian: رکن الدین قلج ارسلان بن کیخسرو‎) was Seljuq Sultan of Rûm after the death of his father Kaykhusraw II in 1246. He was installed by the Mongol Empire, as sultan over his elder brother, Kaykaus II.[2] He was executed in 1266 by the Pervâne Mu‘in al-Din Suleyman.


  1. ^ Yetkin 1961, p. 360.
  2. ^ Saunders 2001, p. 98.


  • Claude Cahen, Pre-Ottoman Turkey: a general survey of the material and spiritual culture and history, trans. J. Jones-Williams, (New York: Taplinger, 1968) 271 ff.
  • Yetkin, S. Kemal (1961). "The Turbeh of Gumaç Hatun, a Seljūk Monument". Ars Orientalis. Vol. 4.
  • Saunders, J. J. (2001). The History of the Mongol Conquests. University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Preceded by
Kaykhusraw II
Sultan of Rum
Succeeded by
Kaykhusraw III