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- Al-Mustansir Bi'llah was born in Baghdad on 1192. On his father's death in 1226 he has succeeded his father Az-Zahir as the thirty-sixth Abbasid caliph. Al-Mustansir died on December 2, 1242. His son Al-Musta'sim succeeded him as the caliph.
- Al-Mustansir was a member of the Abbasid house who, following the sack of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258, was installed as Caliph in Cairo, Egypt by the Mamluk Sultans in 1261. He was sent with an army east to recover Baghdad, but was killed in a Mongol ambush in 1261, and was succeeded by his kinsman Al-Hakim I. The line of Cairo caliphs he founded lasted until the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, but they were little more than religious figureheads for the Mamluks.
- also known as Al-Mustansir II.
- died in (753 years ago)
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Biographical Dictionary (1871)
by Aḥmad Ibn-Muḥammad Ibn-H̲allikān, William MacGuckin ¬de Slane
Fourteen members of this family reigned, “ namely: al- Mahdi, al-Kziim , al-Mansur, al-Moizz , al-Aziz, al-Hakim, az-Zahir, “ al-Mustansir, ...
by Marshall Cavendish Reference
For the next few years al-Mustansir was allowed to live but was treated ...
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