Skirmish of Manzikert, (26 August 1071), fight in which the Byzantines beneath the head Romanus IV Diogenes have been beaten via the Seljuq Turks drove through the king Snow capped mountain Arslan (signifying “Courageous Lion” in Turkish). It was trailed by means of Seljuq triumph of a massive portion of Anatolia and denoted the start of the quit for the Byzantine Realm as a militarily feasible nation.
Prodded by way of Seljuq strikes and invasions into Byzantine-managed Anatolia, Romanus accumulated a big armed force to repair the security of the Byzantine Realm’s jap outskirts there. In the spring of 1071 he drove this military into elements of Turkish-held Armenia, getting into Armenia along the southern a part of the Upper Euphrates Waterway. Close to the town of Manzikert (present Malazgirt, Tur.), he separated his military, which turned into produced from hired opponents that included a collection of Turkmen, sending a few ahead to get the publish of Akhlât on neighboring Lake Van and bringing others with him into Manzikert. Learning of the Byzantine advent to his domain, Snow capped mountain Arslan moved quickly to Manzikert, wherein he went up in opposition to the sovereign’s army.