Muhammad I of Granada

1194 - 1273

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Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Yusuf ibn Nasr (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن يوسف بن نصر, romanized: Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf ibn Naṣr; c. 1195 – 22 January 1273), also known as Ibn al-Ahmar (ابن الأحمر, lit. 'Son of the Red') and by his honorific al-Ghalib billah (الغالب بالله, lit. 'The Victor by the Grace of God'), was the first ruler of the Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula, and the founder of its ruling Nasrid dynasty. He lived during a time when Iberia's Christian kingdoms—especially Portugal, Castile and Aragon—were expanding at the expense of the Islamic territory in Iberia, called Al-Andalus. Muhammad ibn Yusuf took power in his native Arjona in 1232 when he rebelled against the de facto leader of Al-Andalus, Ibn Hud. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Muhammad I of Granada has received more than 368,923 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Muhammad I of Granada is the 3,202nd most popular politician (up from 3,293rd in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from Spain (up from 283rd in 2019) and the 100th most popular Spanish Politician.

Muhammad I of Granada is most famous for being the last Muslim ruler of the Emirate of Granada. He was also known for his military campaigns against Christians and Jews in Spain.

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Among politicians, Muhammad I of Granada ranks 3,202 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Ōjin, Elio Di Rupo, Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Mohammed Omar, and Constantine III. After him are Concino Concini, Pieter van der Aa, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Frederick I, Duke of Swabia, Nikolai Patrushev, and Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia.

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Among people born in 1194, Muhammad I of Granada ranks 4Before him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, Rusudan of Georgia, and Nachmanides. After him are Hugh I of Cyprus, Ezzelino III da Romano, Jacopo Contarini, and Margaret, Marchioness of Namur. Among people deceased in 1273, Muhammad I of Granada ranks 2Before him is Rumi. After him are Al-Qurtubi, Baldwin II, Latin Emperor, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany, and Thomas Bérard.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Muhammad I of Granada ranks 280 out of 3,355Before him are Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Jorge Semprún (1923), Carles Puyol (1978), Silius Italicus (26), Postumus (250), and Eleanor of Aragon, Queen of Portugal (1402). After him are Abraham Abulafia (1240), Liuvigild (525), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Fernando Alonso (1981), Ildefons Cerdà (1815), and Ibn Zuhr (1091).


Among politicians born in Spain, Muhammad I of Granada ranks 100Before him are Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Chindasuinth (563), Hisham II (965), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), and Postumus (250). After him are Liuvigild (525), Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (1609), Marcus Annius Verus (100), Al-Hakam I (770), Sancho IV of Castile (1258), and Yolande of Aragon (1384).