Burid dynasty

Burid dynasty
the Near east in 1135
the Near east in 1135
Common languagesArabic
Religion Sunni Islam
• 1104–1128
Toghtekin (first)
• 1140–1154
Mujir ad-Din Abaq (last)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Seljuk Empire
Zengid dynasty

The Burid dynasty was a Turkish Muslim dynasty[1] which ruled over the Emirate of Damascus in the early 12th century.


The first Burid ruler, Toghtekin,[2] began as a servant to the Seljuk ruler of Damascus, Duqaq. Following Duqaq's death in 1104, he seized the city for himself.

The dynasty was named after Toghtekin's son, Taj al-Muluk Buri. The Burids gained recognition from the Abbasid caliphate in return for considerable gifts. In return, the caliphate did not interfere in the emirate.[1]

The Burids ruled the city until 1154, when it was taken by the Zengid ruler of Aleppo, Nur ed-Din.[3]

The Burids lost to the Crusaders in the battle of Marj al-Saffar (1126) but were able to prevent the Second Crusade from capturing Damascus.

Other Languages
العربية: بوريون
azərbaycanca: Börilər
català: Búrides
čeština: Búríjovci
Deutsch: Buriden
français: Bourides
Bahasa Indonesia: Dinasti Burid
italiano: Buridi
ქართული: ბურიდები
magyar: Búridák
日本語: ブーリー朝
polski: Burydzi
português: Buridas
русский: Буриды
Türkçe: Böriler
українська: Буріди
Zazaki: Buriyan