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La Rendición de Granada - Pradilla
The Capitulation of Granada by F. Pradilla y Ortiz, 1882: Muhammad XII surrenders to Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile.

The Nasrid dynasty or Banuu Nasri (Arabic: بنو نصر ) was the last Arab and Muslim dynasty in Spain. The Nasrid dynasty came to power after the defeat of the Almohad dynasty in 1212 at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Twenty-three different emirs ruled Granada from the founding of the dynasty in 1232 by Muhammed I ibn Nasr until January 2, 1492, when Muhammad XII of Granada surrendered to the Christian Spanish kingdoms of Aragon and Castile. Today, the most visible evidence of the Nasrids is the Alhambra palace built under their rule.

List of Nasrid Sultans of Granada

  • Muhammed I ibn Nasr (1238-1272)
  • Muhammed II al-Faqih (1273-1302)
  • Muhammed III (1302-1309)
  • Nasr (1309-1314)
  • Ismail I (1314-1325)
  • Muhammed IV (1325-1333)
  • Yusuf I (1333-1354)
  • Muhammed V (1354-1359, 1362-1391)
  • Ismail II (1359-1360)
  • Muhammed VI (1360-1362)
  • Yusuf II (1391-1392)
  • Muhammed VII (1392-1408)
  • Yusuf III (1408-1417)
  • Muhammed VIII (1417-1419, 1427-1429)
  • Muhammed IX (1419-1427, 1430-1431, 1432-1445, 1448-1453)
  • Yusuf IV (1431-1432)
  • Yusuf V (1445-1446, 1462)
  • Muhammed X (1446-1448)
  • Muhammed XI (1453-1454)
  • Said (1454-1464)
  • Abu l-Hasan Ali, known as Muley Hacén (1464-1482, 1483-1485)
  • Abu 'abd Allah Muhammed XII, known as Boabdil (1482-1483, 1486-1492)
  • Abū `Abd Allāh Muhammed XIII, known as El Zagal (1485-1486)

Genealogical chart

Family tree showing the relations between each Sultan. Daughters and are omitted, as are sons whose descendants never took the throne. During times of rival claimants, this generally recognizes the Sultan who controlled the city of Granada itself and the Alhambra.

Related pages

  • William Montgomery Watt: A History of Islamic Spain, Edinburgh University Press, 1965 ISBN: 0-7486-0847-8

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