1465 Moroccan revolt
The 1465 Moroccan revolt refers to a popular revolt by local Sharifs in Fes who overthrew the last Marinid sultan. The revolt marked the end of a 215 year reign. The sharifs formed a jihad, against the last Marinid leader, a Jewish vizir, Aaron ben Batash, appointed by Abu Muhammad Abd Al-Haqq. They subsequently put him to death, cutting his throat. Almost all the Jewish community of Fes were also slaughtered in the revolt. As a result of the troubles in Fes, the Portuguese king Afonso V finally managed to take Tangier. Muhammad b. Imran, head of the Idrissid shurafa of the city claimed sharifian ancestry and assumed power in Fes. However a "struggle for power ensued between the Idrisi shurafa and the Wattasid mujahids ". In 1472, the Wattasid dynasty assumed power when Abu Abdallah sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya, one of the two Wattasid vizirs surviving the 1459 massacre, installed himself in power. He continued somewhat unsuccessfully to advocate Marinid policies. The Wattasids were eventually expelled from Morocco by the Saadi sharifs in 1554.
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