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(945–1055) Muslim Shi'ite dynasty founded by three sons of Buyeh, a Daylamite (north Persian) fisherman. They captured Baghdad in 945, and each brother took a portion of territory. After they died, one Buyid leader, 'Adud al-Dawlah, consolidated control (977) and enlarged the Buyid domain. From 983 the territories were split among family members. The dynasty ended when the Turkic Seljuq dynasty took Baghdad in 1055. Buyid art maintained its influence throughout the Seljuq reign; Buyid silverwork is notable.
Variants of BUYID DYNASTY
Buyid dynasty or Buwayhid dynasty
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