Gao (mansa)

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Gao was Mansa of the Mali Empire from 1300 to 1305.

Mansa Gao was one of two sons of Kolonkan. Kolonkan was a sister of the legendary founder Sundiata Keita. The mansa assumed the throne following the murder of the usurper Sakura on his return from the hajj. He ruled until 1305, when he was succeed by his son Mohammed ibn Gao.

Preceded by
Sakura
Mansa of the Mali Empire
1300–1305
Succeeded by
Mohammed ibn Gao

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