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Islam / Caliph / Abbasids /
Arabic: 'an-nāsir l-dīn allah

(?-1225) Caliph of Islam 1180-1225, belonging to the Abbasid Dynasty.
an-Nasir was an ambitious ruler, and early on he fought the Sejuq sultan, only to create a new and stronger power in Persia, the Khwarezmid Empire. For a short time, the Khwarezmid Empire would subject themselves to the formal power of the caliph.
In total he managed to increase the lands he controlled, but the price was high, as he did this partially in a cooperation with the Mongols, who would destroy the Abbasid Empire a few decades later.
an-Nasir was considered to be an oppressive ruler, and an unreliable ally, something that Saladin experience when asking for his help against the Crusaders.

Around 1150?: Born.
1180: Succeeds al-Mustadi as caliph.
1212: Muhammad II of Khwarezm declares a Shi'i noble as caliph, in defiance of an-Nasir who wouldn't formally recognize him as shah of Persia.
1225: Dies and is succeeded by az-Zahir.

By Tore Kjeilen