Nur al-Din Mahmud b. Zangi, Zangid Sultan
r. 1146-1174 /541-569 AH

Nur al-Din Abu Qasim Mahmud ibn 'Imad al-Din Zangi. Muslim ruler in Syria and northern Iraq and successor to the patriarch of the Zangid or Zankid dynasty, 'Imad al-Din Zangi, known for his efforts against the Crusaders in Syria. He came to power in 1146/541 AH upon the death of his father and died in 1174/569. He is known as the patron of numerous monuments in Damascus, Aleppo and Mosul.


Elisséeff, N. “Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd b. Zankī." In Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. [Accessed May 26, 2017]. 

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نور الدين محمود بن زنكي
Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd b. Zankī