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Süleyman Shah bin Kaya Alp

Turkish: Süleyman Şah AKA Gündüz Alp
Also Known As: "Gündüz Alp", "Suleyman Shah", "Suleyman Shah bin Kaya Alp", "Osmanoğlu"
Birthplace: Söğüt, Söğüt, Bilecik, Turkey
Death: circa 1236 (53-62)
Euphrates (Drowned)
Place of Burial: Al-Thawrah, Ar-Raqqah, Syria
Immediate Family:

Son of Kaya Alp
Husband of Hayme Hatun
Father of Gündoğdu Bey; Dündar Bey; Sungurtekin Bey and Ertuğrul Gazi

Occupation: Baig of the Kayı tribe, Leader of Kayi Tribe, Politician
House: House of Anushtegin
Religion: Sunni Islam
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About Suleyman Shah

Names: Suleyman Shah bin Kaya Alp

Suleyman Shah (Ottoman Turkish: سلیمان شاه; Modern Turkish: Süleyman Şah) was, according to Ottoman tradition, the son of Kaya Alp and the father of Ertuğrul, who was the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.[1] Early Ottoman genealogies disputed this lineage, and either Suleyman Shah or Gündüz Alp could be Osman's grandfather and the father of Ertuğrul. An Ottoman tomb initially in or near Qal'at Ja'bar has historically been associated with Suleyman Shah.[2]

Spouse Hayme Hatun


  1. Ertuğrul
  2. Gündoğdu
  3. Sungur-Tekin
  4. Dündar

Various sources linked Süleymanşâh to Osman Gazi and his father Ertuğrul.



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  • “The historical adventure of the Tomb of Süleyman Shah.” < link > Daily Sabah. (FEB 27, 2015). “… But what is the name of this glorious person who is the ancestor of an empire that ruled over parts of three continents for six centuries? While some Ottoman historians claim that he is Süleyman Shah, others claim it is Gündüz Alp. Both arguments are most likely true as the first name is an Arabic name and the latter is a Turkic name….”
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Suleyman Shah's Timeline

Söğüt, Söğüt, Bilecik, Turkey
Age 58
Ахлат/Ahlat, Turkey
Near Qal'at Ja'bar, Al-Thawrah, Ar-Raqqah, Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)