Abu Abd Allah al-Burtuqali Muhammad ibn Muhammad

Muhammad al-Burtuqali, Muhammad al-Burtuqali, (full name Abu Abd Allah al-Burtuqali Muhammad ibn Muhammad, Arabic : أبو عبد الله محمد البرتقالي) succeeded his father Abu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya to become the second Wattasid Sultan of Morocco in 1504. He died in 1526 and was succeeded by his son Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad.

Muhammad al-Burtuqali or Muhammad al-Bortogali
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Silver coins minted during the reign of Muhammad al-Burtuqali
Sultan of Morocco
SuccessorAbu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad
Fez, Morocco
Died1526 (aged 62)
FatherAbu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya
ReligionSunni Islam

Muhammad al-Burtuqali earned the nickname of Al-Bortogali after being held as a hostage for seven years by the Portuguese.[1][better source needed]

Sultan Muhammad al-Burtughali was the sultan that sent Leo Africanus and his uncle on a mission to Timbuktu. This journey gave Leo Africanus material for the Description of Africa.[2]


  1. ^ Lalami, Laila (2014). The Moor's account. New York: Simon & Schuster Canada. p. 55. ISBN 978-1476794105. OCLC 892506591.
  2. ^ Speake, Jennifer (2003). Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-57958-424-5.
Preceded by Wattasid dynasty
Succeeded by