Mahmut of Karaman

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Mahmut of Karaman was a bey of Karaman Beylik, a Turkish principality in Anatolia in the 14th century.

His father was Karaman Bey, he succeeeded his elder brother Güneri in 1300.[1] Although he is known to have participated in the campaign to Alaiye during Güneri's reign, the details of his reign are not known, but when Seljuk sultan Mesut II died in 1308, he saw his chance to capture Konya, the Seljuks capital.[2]

He died in 1312, his tomb is in Balkusan village at Ermenek district of Karaman Province. He was succeeded by his son Musa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prof. Yaşar Yüce-Prof. Ali Sevim: Türkiye tarihi Cilt I, AKDTYKTTK Yayınları, İstanbul, 1991 p 243-244
  2. ^ Karaman governor's page (in Turkish) Archived 2012-11-22 at the Wayback Machine.
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Güneri
Bey of Karaman
1300–1311
Succeeded by
Musa