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The Ildegizids, Eldiguzids (Persian: ایلدگزیان, Azerbaijani: Eldəgəzlər) or Ildenizids, also known as Atabegs of Azerbaijan (Persian: اتابکان آذربایجان Atabakan-e Āzarbayjan, Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Atabəylər Dövləti) were a Turkic dynasty of Kipchak origin. They controlled most of northwestern Persia, eastern Transcaucasia, including Arran, most of Azerbaijan, and Djibal. At their biggest, the land they had was about most of north-western and upper-central modern Iran, most of the regions of modern Azerbaijan and smaller portions in modern Armenia, Turkey and Iraq.

Atabeg means "father lord" in Turkic languages. It was the title given to the Turkic officers of Seljuq dynasty. Atabegs were not only vice-regents, but also de-facto rulers.

List of Eldiguzids (Atabegs of Azerbaijan)

  1. Shams al-Din Ildeniz or Eldigüz (ca.1135 or 1136-1174 or 1175)
  2. Mohammed Jahan Pahlavan (1174 or 1175–1186)
  3. Qizil Arslan (1186–1191)
  4. Abu Bakr (1191–1210)
  5. Uzbek (1210–1225)



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