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Episode 629

Abu'l-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali
Wed, 2019-Jan-23 00:34 UTC
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The random article for Wednesday, 23 January 2019 is Abu'l-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali.

Abul-Hasan al-Hasan ibn Ali (also known as "Al-Hassan ibn Ziri"; 1109–1171) was the last ruler of the Zirid dynasty in Ifriqiya (1121–1152). He succeeded Ali ibn Yahya.

Under his reign, piracy became an important source of income, although this destabilised relationships with Christian maritime interests. In order to secure trade in the Mediterranean he was forced to accept dependence on the Norman-controlled Sicily.

Between 1146 and 1148 the Zirid realm collapsed, and Abul-Hasan lost all of his realm except for Algiers, until it in turn fell to the Almohad dynasty

Abdul-Hasan lived in Marrakech until his death, securing some power of governance over al-Mahdiya.

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