Suleyman Shah

Suleyman Shah
سلیمان شاه
Leader of the Kayı tribe (pre-Ottoman Empire)
Reign ?–c. 1227
Predecessor Kaya Alp
Successor Ertuğrul
Born c. 1178
Died c. 1227
Full name
Süleyman bin Kaya Alp
Father Kaya Alp
Religion Sunni Islam

Suleyman Shah (Ottoman Turkish: سلیمان شاه; Modern Turkish: Süleyman Şah[1]) was, according to Ottoman tradition, the son of Kaya Alp and the father of Ertuğrul, who was, in turn, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. However, early Ottoman genealogies did not all agree on this lineage, some failing entirely to mention Suleyman Shah as one of Osman's ancestors. The connection between Osman I and Suleyman Shah may then have been invented at a later date.[2] His other son was Saru Yatı, the father of Bay Hodja. It is said that Suleyman Shah drowned in the river Euphrates in Syria. An Ottoman tomb in or near Qal'at Ja'bar has historically been associated with Suleyman Shah.[3]

See also


  1. "Kanuni kadar romantik ve edip biri yoktur". MЭLLЭYET HABER - TЬRKЭYE'NЭN HABER SЭTESЭ.
  2. İnalcık, Halil (2007). "Osmanlı Beyliği'nin Kurucusu Osman Beg". Belletin. 7: 484–90.
  3. Sourdel, D. (2009). "ḎJ̲abar or Ḳalat ḎJ̲abar". In P. Bearman; Th. Bianquis; C.E. Bosworth; et al. Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd ed.). Brill online.

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