Muhammad VIII of Granada

Muhammad VIII (Arabic: محمد الثامن; 1411–1431), known as "the left handed", was the fourteenth Nasrid ruler of the Islamic Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula.

Muhammad VIII
Sultan of Granada
(1st reign)
Reign1417–1419
PredecessorYusuf III of Granada
SuccessorMuhammad IX of Granada
Sultan of Granada
(2nd reign)
Reign1427–1429
PredecessorMuhammad IX of Granada
SuccessorMuhammad IX of Granada
Born1411
Alhambra
Died1431
DynastyNasrides
FatherYusuf III
ReligionIslam

LifeEdit

He, as eldest son, became Sultan after the death of his father Yusuf III.[1] His first reign lasted from 1417 to 1419, and his second from 1427 to 1429.[2] Immediately after coming to the throne, Muhammad renewed the treaties between Granada, Castile and the Marinids, and sent troops to help the Marinids in the Siege of Ceuta in 1418.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936, Volume 1, M. Th. Houtsama, Leiden 1988, p. 880
  2. ^ The new Islamic dynasties: a chronological and genealogical manual, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, New York 2004, p. 22
Muhammad VIII of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1411 Died: 1431
Regnal titles
Preceded by Sultan of Granada
1417–1419
Succeeded by
Preceded by Sultan of Granada
1427–1429
Succeeded by