Adlan I

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Adlan I (reigned 1606 - 1611/12) was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. He was the son of Ayat, although James Bruce writes he was the son of Unsa I and the brother of Abd al-Qadir, whom he deposed and exiled from Sennar. Adlan was, in turn, deposed by his nephew Badi.[1]

During his reign, Sennar was at peace with its neighbor, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Royal Chronicles mention that Adlan sent a team of fine horses to Emperor Susenyos as gifts.[2]


  1. ^ James Bruce, Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile (1805 edition), vol. 3, p. 314
  2. ^ H. Weld Blundell, The Royal chronicle of Abyssinia, 1769-1840 (Cambridge: University Press, 1922), p. 530.
Preceded by
Abd al-Qadir II
King of Sennar Succeeded by
Badi I