Yusuf Ibn Tashfin


Almoravid ruler. Yusuf expanded his kingdom from a small area in Maghrib to Morocco, Algeria, Spain, Majorca and Ibiza. He reigned from 1061 to 1106. After taking control of Maghrib in 1061 Yusuf conquered Morocco and Algeria (1062), defeated Alfonso of Castile (1086) and took Toledo in 1085. In 1086 he went back to Morocco but returned to Spain in 1089 to conquer its remaining parts, which he did by the time of his death.

Compiler: M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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