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Bug̲h̲ā Al-Kabīr
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(the elder), a Turkish military leader who played a political rôle during a troubled period under the ʿAbbāsid caliphate. Under al-Muʿtaṣim and his successors, he distinguished himself in several expeditions against rebellions tribes in the region of Medina in 230/844-45, in Armenia in 237/851-52, and against the Byzantines in 244/857. Absent at the time of the assassination of al-Mutawakkil in 247/861, he returned subsequently to Sāmarrā and, making common cause with the other Turkish officers, compelled the succession of al-Mustaʿīn in 248/862. He died in the same year.

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Sourdel, D., “Bug̲h̲ā Al-Kabīr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1494>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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