May 1242 in history

Died in May 1242

May 15 Muiz ud din Bahram the sixth sultan of the Mamluk Dynasty. He was the son of Shams ud din Iltutmish and brother of Razia Sultan. While his sister was in Bathinda, he declared himself king with the support of forty chiefs. His sister tried to regain the throne with the aid of her husband Altunia, a chief of Bathinda, though they were eventually arrested and executed. Even so, during Muiz ud din Bahram's two years as king, the chiefs that had originally supported him became disordered and constantly bickered among each other. It was during this period of unrest that he was murdered by his own army in 1242. After his death, he was succeeded by Ala ud din Masud, a son of Rukn ud din Firuz