Askia Mohammad I

1443 - 1538

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Askia Muhammad I (1443 – 1538), born Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Turi or Muhammad Ture, was the first ruler of the Askia Dynasty of the Songhai Empire, reigning from 1493 to 1528. He is also known as Askia the Great, and his name in modern Songhai is Mamar Kassey. Askia Muhammad strengthened his empire and made it the largest empire in West Africa's history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Askia Mohammad I has received more than 371,610 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Askia Mohammad I is the 6,665th most popular politician (down from 6,345th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Mali (down from 4th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Malian Politician.

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Among politicians, Askia Mohammad I ranks 6,665 out of 15,710Before him are Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Michael I Apafi, Ashur-dan II, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Sigurd Slembe, and Miguel Alemán Valdés. After him are Ashur-nirari V, Cetshwayo kaMpande, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Hrólfr Kraki, Al-Aziz Uthman, and Raif Dizdarević.

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Among people born in 1443, Askia Mohammad I ranks 9Before him are Donato Bramante, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Rodolphus Agricola, Magdalena of France, and Girolamo Riario. After him are Piero del Pollaiolo, Pedro Arias Dávila, Edmund, Earl of Rutland, and Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Among people deceased in 1538, Askia Mohammad I ranks 9Before him are Diego de Almagro, Andrea Gritti, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Elena Glinskaya, and Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy. After him are Pierre Robert Olivétan and Estêvão Gomes.

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Among people born in Mali, Askia Mohammad I ranks 9 out of 46Before him are Modibo Keïta (1915), Salif Keita (1949), Moussa Traoré (1936), Amadou Toumani Touré (1948), Jean Tigana (1955), and Ali Farka Touré (1939). After him are Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Sonni Ali (1464), Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900), Souleymane Cissé (1940), and Seydou Keita (1980).

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Among politicians born in Mali, Askia Mohammad I ranks 6Before him are Musa I of Mali (1280), Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (1945), Modibo Keïta (1915), Moussa Traoré (1936), and Amadou Toumani Touré (1948). After him are Alpha Oumar Konaré (1946), Dioncounda Traoré (1942), Sonni Ali (1464), Cheick Modibo Diarra (1952), Ousmane Issoufi Maïga (1945), and Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé (1948).