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Hammadid Sultanate

The Hammadid dynasty (green), c. 1100.
The Hammadid dynasty (green), c. 1100.
Capital Beni Hammad (until 1090)
Béjaïa (after 1090)
Common languages Berber, Classical Arabic, Mozarabic
Sunni Islam (Maliki)
Government Monarchy
• 1008–1028
Hammad ibn Buluggin
• 1121–1152
Yahya ibn Abd al-Aziz
• Established
• Disestablished
Currency Dinar
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Almohad dynasty

The Hammadids were a Berber group. It was in what is now north-eastern modern Algeria. It existed from about 1008 to 1152. They were destroyed by the Almohads.

The capital was first Qalaat Beni Hammad. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1090 the capital was changed to Béjaïa.


  • Hammad ibn Buluggin, 1014–1028
  • al-Qaid ibn Hammad, 1028–1045
  • Muhsin ibn Qaid, 1045–1046
  • Buluggin ibn Muhammad ibn Hammad, 1046–1062
  • an-Nasir ibn Alnas ibn Hammad, 1062–1088
  • al-Mansur ibn Nasir, 1088–1104
  • Badis ibn Mansur, 1104
  • Abd al-Aziz ibn Mansur, 1104–1121
  • Yahya ibn Abd al-Aziz, 1121–1152

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