Ahmad al-Mansur facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAhmad Abu al-Abbas al-Mansur
|Died||25 August 1603|
|Place of death||Outskirts of Fes, Morocco|
|Successor||Zidan Abu Maali (in Marrakesh)
Abou Fares Abdallah (in Fes)
|Children||Zidan Abu Maali
Abou Fares Abdallah
Ahmad al-Mansur (Arabic: أبو العباس أحمد المنصورcode: ar is deprecated , Ahmad Abu al-Abbas al-Mansur, also El-Mansour Eddahbi [the Golden], Arabic: أحمد المنصور الذهبيcode: ar is deprecated ; and Ahmed el-Mansour; 1549 in Fes – 25 August 1603, outskirts of Fes) was Sultan of the Saadi dynasty from 1578 to his death in 1603, the sixth and most famous of all rulers of the Saadis. Ahmad al-Mansur was an important figure in both Europe and Africa in the sixteenth century; his powerful army and strategic location made him an important power player in the late Renaissance period. He has been described as "a man of profound Islamic learning, a lover of books, calligraphy and mathematics, as well as a connoisseur of mystical texts and a lover of scholarly discussions."
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El Badi Palace, Marrakech. Built by Al-Mansur in 1578.
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