Muhammed VIII, Sultan of Granada

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Muhammed VIII (1411–1431), common alternative spelling Muhammad, known as "the left handed", was the fourteenth Nasrid ruler of the Moorish Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula.

He, as eldest son, became Sultan after the death of his father Yusuf III.[1] His first reign lasted from 1417 to 1419, and his second from 1427 to 1429.[2] Immediately after coming to the throne, Muhammed renewed the treaties between Granada, Castile and Morocco, and sent troops to help the Moroccans in the Siege of Ceuta in 1418.


References[edit]

  1. ^ E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936, Volume 1, M. Th. Houtsama, Leiden 1988, p. 880
  2. ^ The new Islamic dynasties: a chronological and genealogical manual, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, New York 2004, p. 22
Muhammed VIII, Sultan of Granada
Cadet branch of the Banu Khazraj
Born: 1411 Died: 1431
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Yusuf III
Sultan of Granada
1417–1419
Succeeded by
Muhammed IX
Preceded by
Muhammed IX
Sultan of Granada
1427–1429
Succeeded by
Muhammed IX