Dynasties of the Crusader Era

Crusader Dynasties



Islamic Dynasties


The Artuqids were an important Turkish dynasty in Syria and northern Iraq during the early twelfth century, and were major enemies of the early crusaders. This chart clarifies the relationship of the different branches of this dynasty.



Seljuqs (Seljuks)

The Seljuqs were the most important enemies of the First Crusade.  The Rum (Anatolian) Seljuqs remained the major dynasty of Anatolia until destroyed by the Mongols in the mid-thirteenth century.